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Italian Study: Chiropractic- Therapeutical Effectiveness- Social Importance. Incidence of Absence from Work and Hospitalization

In 1987, a survey study of 17,142 patients (from 22 clinics) in Italy, conducted by medical physicians and chiropractors, concluded:

The results of our survey presented herein, are clear and incontrovertible: our sample population of over seventeen thousand patients treated with chiropractic for at least two years showed that this treatment could lead to a 75-55% reduction in the number of daily absences from work and could cut down the number of hospitalized patients by 87.60% vis-à-vis other currently used forms of treatment (pharmacological, psysiokinesitherapic, surgical, etc.)

"A most meaningful indicator of the effectiveness of chiropractic is the improvement it produces in the quality of life, not only because of its curative effect but also thanks to its preventative and rehabilitative functions".

Professor F. Splendori.