Chiropractic Research

Why Chiropractic care is good for you!

It can make your muscles stronger and more flexible Quite an in-depth explanation into why getting adjusted can improve neurological control and muscle strength.

The following ten statements explain why getting a spinal adjustment by a Chiropractor can help you to get and stay well for the rest of your life. Each statement is supported by some great peer reviewed articles which backs up the benefits of regular chiropractic care. 

  1. It’s good for your nervous system This is the system that controls and regulates every single function in your body.
  2. It’s good for your posture. The author of the supporting paper also suggests that you may need more than one or two adjustments if you want to train yourself out of poor postural habits.
  3. It’s good for your brain function There is evidence to suggest that getting adjusted may help improve vision, reading ability, memory, alertness, energy.
  4. It keeps your joints young and well lubricated. An adjustment can help restore normal joint movement and mechanics and help remove joint adhesions or scar tissue.
  5. It’s good for your overall health Measurement of ‘serum thiol levels’ reveal the higher the level the healthier you are or the less chance of disease. People without pain or symptoms and were getting adjusted had high serum thiol levels.
  6. It’s good for your family Especially babies with colic as it may stop them crying and this makes mummy and daddy happier.
  7. It can make you more flexible The article by Fox uses hamstrings as an example of how being adjusted and stretching can help your muscles to relax.
  8. It can make your muscles stronger and more flexible Quite an in-depth explanation into why getting adjusted can improve neurological control and muscle strength.
  9. It can improve your co-ordination Significant improvement to hand-eye co-ordination are noted in this article following a series of adjustments.
  10. It is an effective treatment for back pain Chiropractic came out on top in this article relative to hospital out-patient physiotherapy treatment.

 

Original article by United Chiropractic Association, of which both Sharon and Johan Nilsson are members.

References:

  1. Haldeman, S. Neurological Effects of the Adjustment. JMPT 2000; 23 1.
  2. Troyanovich et al. Structural rehabilitation of the spine and posture: rational for treatment beyond resolution of symptoms. JMPT 1998.
  3. Terret, A.G. Cerebral dysfunction: a theory to explain some of the effects of Chiropractic manipulation. Chiropractic Technique 1993; 5
  4. Nugent-Derfus GE, et al. Continuous passive motion applied to whole joints stimulates chondrocyte biosynthesis of PRG4. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2007 May;15(5):566-74.
  5. Surrogate Indication of DNA Repair in Serum After Long Term Chiropractic Intervention – A Retrospective Study Clayton J. Campbell Bio, Christopher Kent Bio, Arthur Banne Bio, Amir Amiri Bio, and Ronald W. Pero Bio. JVSR. February 18, 2005.
  6. The Short-term Effect of Spinal Manipulation in the Treatment of Infantile Colic: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial with a Blinded Observer. Wiberg JMM, Nordsteen J, Nilsson N. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1999 (Oct); 22 (8): 517-522
  7. Fox, M. Effect on hamstring flexibility of hamstring stretching compared to hamstring stretching and sacroiliac joint manipulation. Clinical Chiropractic – Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2006, Pages 21-32
  8. Smith DL, Cox RH. Muscular strength and chiropractic: theoretical mechanisms and health implications. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1999-2000; 3(4):1-13.
  9. Dean L. Smith, DC, PhD, Marvin J. Dainoff, PhD, and Jane P. Smith, DC. & The effect of a Chiropractic adjustment on movement time… Fitts law. JMPT May 2006
  10. Meade et al. Low back pain of mechanical origin: randomised comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment. British Medical J, 1991

 

 

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