Chiropractic May Reduce Deaths And Injuries From Falls

Posted on: July 15th, 2012

PRWire

“Chiropractic care for older people may reduce deaths and injuries from falls according to researchers taking part in a study by Auckland University and the Chiropractic Research Centre (CRC) at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic on the neurophysiological effects of chiropractic on the brain.”

According to chiropractor, PhD candidate and principal investigator of the study Dr Kelly Holt, falls often occur due to a decline in nervous system function with advancing age. This can lead to a loss of balance, or poor control of the limbs, which dramatically increases the risk of falling.

He says: `This latest New Zealand study will investigate the relationship between chiropractic care and components of the nervous system important for maintaining balance and preventing falls in older adults. To study this relationship the researchers will follow and assess two groups of older participants at regular intervals over a 12 week period. One group will be under regular chiropractic care for 12 weeks and the other group will receive no chiropractic care during the study but will be offered the programme at the completion of the study. Besides tracking changes in nervous system function the study will also monitor the participant’s quality of life.’

http://prwire.com.au/pr/30195/chiropractic-may-reduce-deaths-and-injuries-from-falls-among-older-people-say-nz-researchers

Dr. Jim Barger, a long time Folsom, CA chiropractor, is looking forward to seeing the results of this important research. The possible positive outcome will be of importance to our senior citizens. Fewer falls would mean fewer broken hips and a more improved lifestyle. For more information on chiropractic see http://folsomchiropractor.net

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