The theoretical basis and clinical application of Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) is described. NSA delivers health care within the subluxation-based chiropractic model and seeks to contribute to the distinction of the various techniques and methods within the profession by describing and discussing its major characteristics. In this regard, clinical observations relative to the application of the Network Protocol have been described in relation to the monitoring of patient and practitioner outcomes. Relevant research from a separate Network Care retrospective study, which impacts on its characterization, profiles the patient population as predominantly female. Other data indicates that Network Care is widely and consistently practiced.Additionally, patients report significant, positive changes in health-related quality of life measures linked to certain clinical components of Network Care.
Author keywords: Network Spinal Analysis, Chiropractic, Alternative Health Care, Outcomes Assessment, Vertebral Subluxation
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