A recent survey of arthritis sufferers shows that, among so-called "complementary and alternative medicine"
(CAM) offerings, chiropractic ranks highest of the alternative forms of care ever used. Nearly 31% of the arthritis sufferers
surveyed indicated that they had tried chiropractic at least once. Beyond that, chiropractic ranked second (81%) as the CAM
that was "regularly used" by those who tried it. Most importantly, however, was the fact that 73% of patients who tried chiropractic
found it to be "helpful." The things that drove arthritis patients to seek CAM are pain control, safety, and the ineffectiveness
of prescribed medication. The factor that kept them coming back was the fact that chiropractic worked for them.