Baby Boomers Believe Chiropractic
Helps Them be Healthy.
In the Sept. 19, 2000 /PRNewswire was a report by
the American Chiropractic Association on a survey of "Baby
Boomers" conducted in the fall of 1999. The survey of baby
boomers was conducted by Sorelli B, a national research firm.
The survey found that more than one third of those surveyed said
chiropractic care prevented the need for prescription drugs and physical
therapy. Additionally, many respondents believe chiropractic care
had helped them avoid back surgery and hospital stays.
survey results strongly showed many participants desire for chiropractic
care when it found that, they are willing to pay for the services
out-of-pocket, although they would prefer to have the care covered by
their insurance plans. The report also stated that nearly 60 percent
of those surveyed said they would be willing to sign a petition asking
their insurance companies to include chiropractic as a core component of
their health plan.
One of the more telling quotes from the news story was the
following, "most of the baby boomers surveyed in the recent study
said they were influenced more often by their doctor of chiropractic than
by their medical doctor or osteopath. And doctors of chiropractic received
higher ratings in the area of patient satisfaction than did their medical
counterparts." They concluded that, "Overall, 60 percent
of the regular patients surveyed believe their doctor of chiropractic has
improved their quality of life."