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What Are the Top Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments?
Many people are skeptical about chiropractic care and are doubtful about the benefits of chiropractic adjustments. However, chiropractors have the ability to successfully treat a number of common musculoskeletal problems.
Chiropractors view the individual as a whole, identifying and focusing on more than just physical symptoms such as pain. By employing a combination of manual treatments, ergonomics, postural education, exercise prescription, nutritional interventions, lifestyle advice and other strategies, chiropractic is more than just cracking backs to reduce pain. Chiropractors want their patients to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
Benefits of chiropractic adjustments
Evidence from numerous medical research studies, systematic reviews and case studies support the many therapeutic benefits of chiropractic care. Here are some of the top benefits of chiropractic adjustments:
1. Decreases low back pain and neck pain
According to the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, a study of chiropractic patients with neck pain found that 96 percent of the respondents indicated they were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with the chiropractic care they received.
The clinical results showed that chiropractic adjustments resulted in faster recovery than physiotherapy and general practitioner care. Moreover, the total costs of the chiropractic-treated patients were about one-third of the costs of physiotherapy or general practitioner care.
2. Relieves tension and migraine headaches
Both tension headaches and migraine headaches are a common condition regularly managed by chiropractors. In comparison to conventional medical treatments, few interventions can initiate headache relief naturally and without the risks of taking drugs long-term, as chiropractic adjustments can.
3. Prevents the need for surgery
Natural healthcare providers have long heralded chiropractic care as a natural alternative to prevent back surgery. The Journal of the American Medical Association’s low back pain guidelines suggests that people suffering from back pain should first try chiropractic before considering surgery.
4. Can help with frozen shoulder
A clinical trial in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine states that most patients with frozen shoulder syndrome appeared to improve with chiropractic treatment. Before chiropractic treatment, patients reported a median initial pain score of nine out of 10, with a range of seven to 10. After treatment, the median score dropped to two, with a range of zero to 10.
5. Helps treat scoliosis
While chiropractic does not correct or cure scoliosis, chiropractic adjustments and specific therapies help to improve it and induce mobility of the joints. Chiropractic can also decrease pain and prevent further degradation of the spine.
6. Improves athletic performance
For years, professional athletes including Michael Phelps, Jerry Rice and Joe Montana have made a point to be treated by chiropractors regularly. Over half of NFL teams have a certified chiropractor on staff. This way, players always have access to the adjustments, stretches and other exercises.
One of the aspects of chiropractic care that is taken for granted is that it enhances the ability to function in everyday life as well as athletic performance. Chiropractic adjustments are helpful to athletic performance because they do the following:
- Reduce inflammatory cytokines
- Boost the immune system
- Enhance pulmonary function
- Decrease mental and oxidative stress
- Relieve muscle tension
- Can naturally increase energy levels
There are many benefits of chiropractic adjustments, and these are just a few. If you are experiencing any of these issues or another musculoskeletal issue, contact a chiropractor today to see if chiropractic adjustments can help you.
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