Did you know that Chiropractic care is not just effective for neck pain, back pain, headaches and injuries? Chiropractic care can also be utilised as part of a Wellness Lifestyle.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – World Health Organisation (WHO)
You would be forgiven for thinking that Chiropractors are “just a back doctor’, many healthcare professionals don’t understand the power of the adjustment.
So how does Chiropractic work?
Your nervous system is the one system in your body that directly affects every other system. This is because your nervous system delivers the messages between your brain and every part of your body. These messages determine what your body needs to maintain a healthy state.
Your nervous system is housed within your spine and then branches off to every part of your body. As Chiropractors, we realise that misalignments to the spine can interfere with the function of your nervous system. Chiropractors specialise in detecting, analysing and correcting these misalignments (which we call subluxations). Once we correct those misalignments, your body is free to function optimally.
Chiropractic Wellness Care
In a recent study that reviewed all the available research to date, investigators found that: “Chiropractic adjustments, often for the purpose of correcting vertebral subluxation, confer measurable health benefits to people regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms. A significant amount of preliminary evidence supports that people without symptoms can benefit from Chiropractic care. Improved function can be objectively measured in asymptomatic individuals following Chiropractic care in a number of body systems often by relatively non-invasive means. It is plausible that Chiropractic care may be of benefit to every function of the body and have the potential for long-term, overall health benefit to those receiving Chiropractic care.”
More people are seeking what chiropractic offers: optimisation of health and an improved quality of life, with a spine free of subluxations!
In a multi-national study involving hundreds of Chiropractors and thousands of Chiropractic patients, researchers sought to measure the incidence of non-musculoskeletal responses to Chiropractic care. What they found was that a number of patients experienced systemic benefits from their Chiropractic care whether or not they mentioned any symptoms in these areas at the onset of care. The most common benefits reported in this study were breathing (27%), digestion (26%) and circulation (21%).
In yet another ground-breaking study, Chiropractic adjustments were shown to actually decrease blood pressure. The study stood up to medical scrutiny and showed unequivocally that vertebral subluxations – of the upper cervical vertebra in this case – can be detrimental to the health of the individual, and not just a pain in the neck.
From these studies, it is clear that Chiropractors have a greater role in your health and wellness than just sore backs.
Chiropractic care is an invaluable tool for you not only to FEEL well, but also to help you BE well.
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Hannon SM. Objective Physiologic Changes and Associated Health Benefits of Chiro- practic Adjustments in Asymptom- atic Subjects: A Review of the Literature. J Vertebral Subluxation Research 2004 (Apr.): 1-9.
Leboeuf-Yde C, Pedersen EN, Bryner P, Cosman D, Hayek R, Meeker WC, Shaik J, Terrazas O, Tucker J & Walsh M. Self-reported Nonmusculoskeletal Responses to Chiropractic Intervention: A Multi- nation Survey. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2005 (Jun.); 28(5): 294-302.
Bakris G, Dickholtz M, Meyer PM, Kravitz G, Avery E, Miller M, Brown J, Woodfield C & Bell B. Atlas Vertebra Realignment and Achievement of Arterial Pressure Goal in Hypertensive Patients: A Pilot Study. Journal of Human Hypertension 2007 (May); 21(5): 347-352.