The benefits from a Chiropractic adjustment go well beyond back and neck pain relief. Clinical evidence and patient results over the past 124 years suggest that Chiropractic care uniquely influences whole body function by addressing spinal health. The relationship between the spine and the central nervous system link Chiropractic adjustments to improvements in many aspects of health, function, and human performance. Kids, adults, and the elderly all utilise regular Chiropractic care for a variety of purposes which extend well beyond pain.
A 2017 study in the journal Spine, surveyed a large population of 34,525 adults who utilised Chiropractic care. This study looked predominantly at the reasons why most patients begin Chiropractic care and the unique secondary results reported as a result of the spine’s far reaching ability to influence the health of the entire body. People certainly know they can trust Chiropractic care to help alleviate pain in the back and neck; however, 43% of people surveyed sought care for general wellness or general disease prevention. Others pursued improved energy or enhanced athletic performance. Still others wanted to improve immune function or boost memory and concentration capacity. The results spoke volumes about how better education continues to increase societal understanding of just how powerful and effective the influence of Chiropractic care can be.
The study also determined that Chiropractic helped patients who wanted to exercise more regularly, eat healthier, cut back or stop smoking, and cut back or stop drinking alcohol. Chiropractic improved overall health coupled with feeling better for 66% of patients. Another 41% of patients reported sleeping better, 40% experienced reduction in stress levels or more relaxation, 38% felt more able to cope with their health problems, and 27% felt more confident in their emotional health. Perhaps the most interesting statistic drew attention to a societal demand for genuine health care rather than the medical model of sick care. Interestingly, 61% of people surveyed reported that they were drawn to Chiropractic because of a desire to proactively pursue long term health by treating the cause of disease rather than the symptoms. Another 37% reported a desire for a natural health care option, allowing for an option free from drugs and invasive procedures.
Reports of chronic pain, diseases and medicinal reliance makes Chiropractic more relevant than ever. People consume varied regimens of pills, drugs, and vitamins and endure the cost and side effects associated with each individual choice. Chiropractic in pill form would be the greatest health improving additive of them all. Chiropractic does not come as a pill but does come with some incredible side effects, including improved function and better autonomic nervous system activity. Some patients experience slight soreness due to tissue stretching and healing, yet that side effect pales in comparison to the litany of dangerous side effects listed by drug manufacturers.
The first adjustment occurred in 1895 and opened the door to better health for people from every walk of life in any stage of life. Chiropractic offers better health and the proactive maximisation of life, wellness, and performance.
Spine. 2017 Dec 1;42(23):1810-1816. The Prevalence, Patterns, and Predictors of Chiropractic Use Among US Adults: Results From the 2012 National Health Interview Survey.