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Palmer School of Chiropractic on the lookout for members 50+ and older for spine-health research


DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The Palmer College of Chiropractic is looking for people 50 and older to participate in their spinal health study. The purpose of the study, called Active Aging for Spine Health, is to learn how chiropractors deal with chronic spine problems as they age.

Officials say that if you use chiropractic care for chronic spinal conditions like back or neck pain, you may be eligible to participate in the study.

  • What is the purpose of the Active Aging for Spine Health study?
    • Learn how chiropractors aged 50 and over deal with chronic spine problems.
      • How to stay healthy with back or neck problems
      • How chiropractic and patient education support your spinal health
      • Your thoughts on using computers and smartphone apps to manage your health
  • What does the course include?
    • Study members will do 1 or 2 voluntary actions:
      • Survey about yourself and your spinal health up to 30 minutes (online or in paper form)
      • Recorded research interview, by phone or video call, duration approx. 60 minutes

The Active Aging for Spine Health Study is a collaborative effort between the Palmer College of Chiropractic and Northwestern Health Sciences University.

Anyone interested in participating in the study should contact Anna Ziegler, DC, MM, at 563-884-5152 or spinehealthstudy@palmer.edu.

More information is available at palmer.edu/spine-health-study.

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