The incredible benefits of chiropractic care have been experienced by millions of people around the world. The best thing about choosing chiropractic is that it is a drug free and surgery free path to natural healing.
Here are some of the reported benefits of chiropractic beyond neck and back pain:
Chiropractors take a natural, drugless approach to patients reach their goals. The main principle upon which the entire profession stands on is that the body has an amazing innate ability to heal itself (under the right conditions) and it is the chiropractors job to help assist in the creation of this environment.
Because the nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body, chiropractors focus on achieving proper and optimal spinal alignment.
A mechanical compression and irritation to spinal joints causing neurological insult to the body.
All cells and organs in your body are controlled by nerves traveling through the spinal cord, therefore, a mind-blowing number of symptoms can indeed be caused by a misaligned spine.
WHY GO TO A CHIROPRACTOR?
Many things can lead to a vertebral subluxation. Some of the more common causes are as follows:
A spinal misalignment due to a slip or fall
Poor diet, dehydration
IMPORTANCE OF GOOD POSTURE!!
A big problem with Western cultures is that much of the population is in the habit of sitting down all day which has a detrimental effect on spinal health and posture.
For many, sitting in front of a computer, hunched forward is a “normal” position which will cause the neck to stick out like a turtle.
Doctors call this “forward head posture.” Studies prove that for every inch your head sticks out from center of gravity, your neck bears an extra 10 pounds of stress.
During posture evaluations, chiropractors regularly observe many patients carrying their head two or three inches forward, which adds 20-30 pounds of pressure on their neck.
TOP 7 CHIROPRACTIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH
Finding a good chiropractor is key to correcting the damage caused by years of poor posture and trauma. It is also important for anyone wanting to take a proactive approach to his or her health.
There is no other profession on the planet that can prevent neuromuscular based disease like chiropractic can. This is one of the many reasons I decided to attend chiropractic college over 20 years ago.
Here is some of the medical research and studies proving the therapeutic benefits of chiropractic.
1. Headaches (Tension and Migraine)
Second only to back pain, headaches are one of the most common conditions managed by chiropractors. There are over 230 peer reviewed articles which reference chiropractic’s ability to help cure, prevent and ease headaches in people across the world!
A group trail found that 22 percent of people who had a chiropractic adjustment saw a 90 percent drop in number of attacks, and 49 percent said they had a significant reduction in intensity.
2. Colic and Ear Infections
A study published in the 2012 J.M.P.T. found that chiropractic adjustments greatly reduced colic symptoms.
Scores of case studies have been documented that describe how children suffering from ear infections, acid reflux and colic have experienced complete to near complete resolution after just a few adjustments.
The reasoning behind this is that the nerves innervating the gut and brain are intricately connected to each other and are very sensitive to neurological insult caused by vertebral subluxations.
Chiropractic adjustments coupled with muscular rehabilitation techniques may help prevent the progression of scoliosis.
There is evidence based research that shows it is possible to effectively treat the condition without the use of restrictive braces or dangerous surgeries. In many case studies, participants have seen a 10 to 30 percent decrease in their curvatures.
4. Neurological Conditions
Currently research is being done using upright MRI showing how upper cervical adjustments affect various brain based conditions. The observed results have been remarkable.
MRI scans are revealing that cerebral spinal fluid and blood flow are markedly increased after a chiropractic adjustment. Researchers are also observing that cerebellar invagination (when the cerebellum drops down below the skull line) is being reversed and brain plaquing (common in MS patients) is disappearing.
5. Surgery prevention
For many years now it has been heralded by natural health providers that chiropractic is an effective natural method to prevent back surgery.
Just recently The Journal of American Medicine Association published its low back pain guidelines and suggested that people suffering from back pain first try chiropractic before resorting to surgery.
6. Blood Pressure
In 2007 a study was published in the Human Journal of Hypertension proving that one upper cervical chiropractic adjustment had the same effect as two blood pressure lowering drugs. Even more fascinating was that the effects of just one adjustment lasted more than six months!
This research is very exciting because it highlights what chiropractors has claimed for years; once vertebral subluxations are removed; the body can innately create a homeostatic balanced environment.
7. Athletic Performance
There is a reason why athletes like Michael Phelps, Jerry Rice and Joe Montana use chiropractic care. In fact, over 50% of NFL teams
have a chiropractor on staff.
Chiropractic absolutely enhances personal and athletic performance. Many studies have shown that:
To sum it all up, because chiropractic adjustments help place your body in a position where it can heal itself, your immune system is freed up to focus on keeping you healthy, which enhances your ability to think, move and perform.
What to expect if from Dr. Kilian and team @ Advantage Chiropractic
Dr. Kilian currently utilizes state of the art digital X-rays and surface electromyograph (nerve scan) technology to accurately assess the health of his patient’s spine and nervous system. These two high-tech diagnostic tests allow Dr. Kilian an accurate object way to measure the progress of his patients.
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