What is chiropractic?
It is a natural method of health care that focuses on treating the causes of physical problems, rather than just the symptoms. Chiropractic is based on a simple but powerful premise: With a normally functioning spine and a healthy lifestyle, your body is better able to heal itself. This is because the spinal cord is the main pathway of your nervous system; it controls feeling, movement, and function throughout your body.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
After locating any misaligned vertebrae in your spine, your chiropractor manually applies gentle pressure and repositions the vertebrae. By reducing pressure on nerves, these adjustments can help restore alignment, improve mobility, and relieve pain and stiffness.
Is Chiropractic safe?
Research shows spinal manipulation is safe and effective for treating low back pain. In addition, scientific research is showing what millions of chiropractic patients already know:
- Chiropractic adjustments take less time and the benefits last longer.
- Chiropractic care costs less and results in fewer lost workdays.
Have any studies been published showing what chiropractic is effective for?
There have been numerous studies conducted showing that chiropractic is effective for numerous conditions, most of which were listed above. One such study is the Meade Study. The 1990 study found that patients seen by doctors of chiropractic were better within 6 months and remained better over a 2-year period. In the 1995 study, improvement was 29% greater after 3 years of chiropractic care.