Activator Methods International, Ltd. announced today that recent research results regarding the Activator V® electronic chiropractic adjusting device has been published in the prestigious Scientific Reports, a journal publication of Nature.
The research was carried out in Madrid, Spain, and supported by grants from the Spanish Chiropractic Association, the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the Carlos III Institute of Health. Results demonstrated the benefits of chiropractic manipulation using the Activator V® for induced osteoarthritis (OA) in animals. The study found improvements in subchondral bone (the layer of bone located just below cartilage in a joint) as well as in the cartilage itself. Additionally, the Activator V® decreased joint inflammation and may be effective in reducing pain.
The study concluded that “…Activator V® may represent a promising alternative therapy for the treatment of OA.”
Activator Methods chairman and founder Arlan W. Fuhr, DC, said, “We certainly have plenty of clinical and anecdotal evidence that chiropractic adjustment using an Activator instrument can facilitate significant improvement in patients with osteoarthritis. We now have another detailed scientific study that confirms what we’ve found to be true in practice.”
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic diseases that affects all anatomical structures of a joint, including cartilage, subchondral bone and connective tissue that lines the inside of a joint capsule. The disease affects about 15% of the global population between the ages of 25 and 75 years, with prevalence that increases significantly with age. More than 70% of those over the age of 65 suffer with osteoarthritis.
There is currently no effective pharmacotherapy available for osteoarthritis. Patient treatment is typically based on established guidelines for structural conservation of the joints by correcting posture and avoiding joint overload.
About Activator Methods International, Ltd.
Activator Methods International has been providing chiropractic care, resources and training since 1967. Founded on the principles of clinical research, the company’s major contribution to chiropractic care is discovery and development of the world’s most popular instrument adjusting technique, the Activator Method.
About Scientific Reports
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