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8 Researched Benefits of Chiropractic

by | Apr 10, 2017 | low back pain, Neck Pain, Posture, shoulder pain, Spine | 0 comments

Millions of people across the globe turn to chiropractic care each day. Why? Because it has amazing benefits! As a safe, natural, and effective path to natural healing, chiropractic has benefits for people of all ages.

Why Get Chiropractic Adjustments?

Doctors of chiropractic often try to remove vertebral subluxations in the spine. These subluxations are misalignments in the spine that compress and irritate nerves. When the spine is compromised, the body’s nervous system cannot function as it should. Since the nervous system controls every single function in the body, it’s crucial to have it working at its best.

There are many causes of vertebral subluxations. Common causes include:

  • A vertebra becoming misaligned due to a slip or fall
  • Poor posture
  • Joint swelling
  • Inflammation in the body due to poor diet, stress, or other factors
  • Degenerative changes in the spine
  • Tight back muscles or trigger points pulling the spine out of alignment

Vertebral subluxations can have negative impacts on your health. They may lead to headaches, back pain, allergies, TMJD, athletic injuries, and more! Do not let your life be run by these spinal misalignments. Chiropractic can help!

8 Researched Benefits of Chiropractic Care

1. Sciatica

In a recent study done by the European Spine Journal, chiropractic adjustments had a 72 percent success rate in treating sciatica. Physical therapy only had a 20 percent success rate, and corticosteroid injections had a 50 percent success rate.

Most modern medical treatments treat the symptoms of sciatica pain, not the cause. Chiropractic identifies the source of sciatica pain and treats it. Dr. Dee  at Healing Hands Chiropractic will identify what subluxations are causing your sciatic nerve pain and treat them with spinal manipulations. This is a safe, natural, and effective way to combat sciatic nerve pain at its source!

2. Low Back Pain and Neck Pain

The British Medical Journal published a study in 2003 of 183 patients with neck pain. Participants were randomly chosen to receive chiropractic care, physiotherapy, or see a general practitioner over the course of a year.

The clinical results showed that chiropractic adjustments lead to faster recovery than both physiotherapy and general practitioner care. It also showed that the total costs of patients treated with chiropractic care were about one-third of the costs of physiotherapy or general practitioner care.

The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics studied patients suffering from low-back pain. Their findings showed that patients with chronic low-back pain who were treated by chiropractors saw greater improvement and patient satisfaction after one month of treatment, than those treated by family doctors.

3. Headaches 

Headaches are one of the most common ailments treated by chiropractors. There have been over 230 peer-reviewed articles that showed chiropractic’s ability to help prevent and treat headache pain. In fact, chiropractic care even helps reduce the frequency and severity of headache and migraine pain!

One group trial found that of the 22 percent of patients treated with chiropractic, they saw a 90 percent drop in their number of headaches. 49 percent also said their headache and migraine pain was reduced.

4. Colic and Ear Infections

In 2012, the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic adjustments reduced colic symptoms. Dozens of studies also report a link between chiropractic adjustments in kids, and reduced frequency of ear infections.

Birth and childhood are both very active and physically demanding processes! It makes sense that kids would suffer from subluxations that could lead to their nervous system not functioning as it should. Treat your child’s colic or ear infections with chiropractic.

5. Blood Pressure 

George Bakris, a leading expert on hypertension, published a study in 2007 on chiropractic care and blood pressure. In the Human Journal of Hypertension, his study proved that just one upper cervical chiropractic adjustment had the same impact as two blood pressure lowering drugs. Even more, the effects of one adjustment lasted more than 6 months!

6. Surgery Prevention

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published its low back pain guidelines. These guidelines recommended that those suffering from back pain should seek chiropractic care before resorting to surgery.

7. Frozen Shoulder

A recent clinical trial showed that patients suffering from frozen shoulder responded well to chiropractic care. In the 50 patients studied, 16 saw their frozen shoulder healed. 25 showed a 75 to 90 percent improvement. 8 showed a 50 percent to 75 percent improvement. One showed 0 to 50 percent improvement.

8. Athletic Performance 

Many top athletes use chiropractic care to help enhance their performance. In fact, every NFL team has a chiropractor on its medical staff! Athletes such as Michael Phelps and Jordan Spieth are under regular chiropractic care.

Regular chiropractic care has many benefits for athletes:

  • Boosts immune system
  • Recover faster
  • Relieves muscle tension
  • Increases energy
  • Restores nervous system function

Healing Hands Chiropractic Can Help

Chiropractic care has many proven benefits. From birth and beyond, it has something to offer for everyone. At Healing Hands Chiropractic, located in Murfreesboro, TN., Dr. Dee and her highly trained staff can help treat life’s aches and pains.

Whether you’re suffering from headaches, seasonal allergies, back pain, neck pain, migraines, shoulder pain, or anything in between, chiropractic care can help. There are countless research studies proving time and time again that chiropractic care works. It saves patients time and money, while giving them a natural and safe treatment option.

As a 2008 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Dee went to one of the most prestigious chiropractic universities available. She has co-owned practices in Chicagoland and Wisconsin before opening Healing Hands Chiropractic in Murfreesboro in 2015.

Healing Hands Chiropractic seeks to instill knowledge in each patient, improve their life through the power of chiropractic, and help them along in their journey to wellness. Each patient at Healing Hands Chiropractic is treated like family, and that is why Healing Hands and Dr. Dee have consistently been voted Murfreesboro’s favorite chiropractor.

Call our offices today to schedule your appointment and consultation — we look forward to hearing from you and walking this wellness journey together! 615-203-3505