The benefits of chiropractic go far beyond relieving back and neck pain and can help people of all ages from infants to the elderly.
Chiropractic is proven effective in the treatment of many common ailments including:
Low Back Pain
Mid and Upper Back Pain
Shoulder and Arm Pain
Leg Pain (Sciatica)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Numbness and Tingling
Smoking cessation using Auricular therapy
And many other common health issues
The Chiropractic model of health is centered on the philosophy that the human body is created and equipped to heal itself given the right opportunity and circumstances.
Doctors of Chiropractic promote the healing process by minimizing nerve interference through chiropractic adjustments and educating patients on the importance of proper nutrition, exercise, sleep and positive mental attitude. The entire body and a person’s lifestyle are examined in determining the problem and appropriate treatment.
The Science Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that the nervous system, your brain and spinal cord, controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Your body is much like the Internet: your brain is your computer, your spinal cord is the information highway, your spinal vertebrae which house nerves, arteries and veins are the links to your organs, such as heart, lungs, intestines, reproductive organs. The disruption of the function of these tissues or organs and the nerve control is called VSC or Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Chiropractic is the science of finding these areas of spinal malfunction, the art of correcting them and the philosophy of all things natural as we have been created.
The Art Our doctor masters the adjusting “art” of chiropractic which includes a comprehensive evaluation, a review of health history, and arrival at a clear diagnosis and a recommended specific treatment plan customized for each patient. This includes specific spinal adjustments. Adjustment describes many hundreds of ways and techniques of directed and controlled pressure to restore spinal segments to a more normal position and range of motion, aiding in increased flexibility, increased immunological function and increased life energy. Chiropracic is truly an art.
This holistic, common sense approach to health is the reason more and more people are looking to chiropractic to obtain and maintain total body health.
Recent Research on Chiropractic
|Research on Chiropractic is constantly growing and evolving. We have chosen some of the interesting and informative research to share with you. If you would like to know more about this research please e-mail or call us and we will be glad to get that information out to you. RAND Study on Low-Back Pain
A four-phase study conducted in the early 1990s by RAND, one of America’s most prestigious centers for research in public policy, science and technology, explored many indications of low-back pain.
In the RAND studies, an expert panel of researchers, including medical doctors and doctors of chiropractic, found that:
The RAND reports marked the first time that representatives of the medical community went on record stating that spinal manipulation is an appropriate treatment for certain low-back pain conditions.
The Manga Report
A major study to assess the most appropriate use of available health care resources was reported in 1993. This was an outcomes study funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and conducted in hopes of sharing information about ways to reduce the incidence of work related injuries and to address cost-effective ways to rehabilitate disabled and injured workers. Three health economists led by University of Ottawa Professor Pran Manga, Ph.D, conducted the study. The 216-page report of the study is commonly called the Manga Report. The Manga Report overwhelmingly supported the efficacy, safety, scientific validity, and cost-effectiveness of chiropractic for low-back pain. Additionally, it found that higher patient satisfaction levels were associated with chiropractic care than with medical treatment alternatives.
“Evidence from Canada and other countries suggests potential savings of hundreds of millions annually,” the Manga Report states. “The literature clearly and consistently shows that the major savings from chiropractic management come from fewer and lower costs of auxiliary services, fewer hospitalizations, and a highly significant reduction in chronic problems, as well as in levels and duration of disability.”
The New Zealand Commission Report
The New Zealand Commission of Inquiry conducted a particularly significant study of chiropractic between 1978-1980. In its 377-page report to the House of Representatives, the Commission called its study “probably the most comprehensive and detailed independent examination of chiropractic ever undertaken in any country.”
The Commission entered the inquiry with “the general impression… shared by many in the community: that chiropractic was an unscientific cult, not to be compared with orthodox medical or paramedical services.”
By the end of the inquiry, the commission reported itself “irresistibly and with complete unanimity drawn to the conclusion that modern chiropractic is a soundly-based and valuable branch of health care in a specialized area…”. Conclusions of the Commission’s report, based on investigations in New Zealand, the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia, stated:
Patient Disability Comparison
A 1992 article in the Journal of Family Practice reported a study by D.C. Cherkin, Ph.D., which compared patients of family physicians and of chiropractors. The article stated “the number of days of disability for patients seen by family physicians was significantly higher (mean 39.7) than for patients managed by chiropractors (mean 10.8).”
A related editorial in the same issue referred to risks of complications from lumbar manipulation as being “very low.”
Stano Cost Comparison Study
A study by Miron Stano, Ph.D., reported in the June 1993 Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics involved 395,641 patients with neuro-musculos-keletal conditions. Results over a two-year period showed that patients who received chiropractic care incurred significantly lower health care costs than did patients treated solely by medical or osteopathic physicians.
1990 British Medical Journal Report
A study conducted by T.W. Meade, a medical doctor, and reported in the June 2, 1990, British Medical Journal concluded after two years of patient monitoring, “for patients with low-back pain, in whom manipulation is not contraindicated, chiropractic almost certainly confers worthwhile, long-term benefit in comparison with hospital outpatient management.”
Relief Starts with the Spine
Noticeable results by correcting posture and with proper re-alignment of the spine (Before & After X-rays).