Chiropractic Care… Who needs it?
What do you think of when you hear the word chiropractic? Most people probably think of someone getting their back “cracked” because they have back pain, sciatica, neck pain, or headaches. Many think of a DC (Doctor of Chiropractic) as someone who helps people alleviate neck pain, headaches, back pain, and sciatica without the use of drugs or surgery. If that’s what you thought, you would have been absolutely right! Chiropractors help people get out of pain every day and there is lots of evidence now that patient outcomes, cost effectiveness, and satisfaction with chiropractic is ranked highest among all healthcare approaches for the treatment of back pain.
What most people DON’T know is the true health and wellness benefits that can be achieved through chiropractic care. Chiropractic has been known to help people with asthma, allergies, digestive complaints (irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s Syndrome), acid reflux (GERD), high blood pressure, decreased bone density, scoliosis, metabolism, and more!
Everyone can use chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care can help all of us because the nervous system controls and regulates all functions in the body, and since chiropractic care improves nervous system function, chiropractic care has the potential to improve all aspects of health.
This may be evidenced in people suffering from various medical conditions, but it is also seen in asymptomatic, healthy people seeking to stay healthy and reach even greater levels of health and well-being exhibited by more energy, less fatigue, better athletic performance, strength, stamina, faster recovery from injury, greater ability to adapt to stress, increased peace of mind, well-being and even a stronger sense of spirituality!
Evidence shows Chiropractic Care helps everyone
There is growing evidence of the broad range of health benefits to be gained from chiropractic care. The RAND Corporation in 1996 did a study using an insurance database the compared patients who received chiropractic care with patients who did not. Coulter and the researchers determined that, “Recipients of chiropractic care reported better overall health, spent fewer days in hospitals and nursing homes, used fewer prescription drugs, and were more active than the non-chiropractic patients.”
The Journal of Chiropractic Research conducted interviews with 200 chiropractors and 200 pediatricians to discover if the health status of children differed between under their respective care. The interviews showed a “definite correlation between between chiropractic care and superior health.” This study revealed that children who were raised with chiropractic care have immune systems that can cope better with allergies (pollen, grass, weeds…) and have more resistance to infectious processes like tonsillitis and otitis media when compared to children who have been raised under allopathic care. It is also significant to note that children under chiropractic care historically show a decreased use of antibiotics. This is another indication of a stronger immune system, which lowers their susceptibility to bacterial infections.
Here are 3 key benefits this study showed for children and chiropractic care
- Children receiving chiropractic care have superior health.
- 80% of the children receiving just medical care experienced tonsillitis and other otitis media, compared to only 31% of children under chiropractic care. This is an amazing difference of 258%.
- Children under chiropractic care have a significantly less need for antibiotics than children receiving just pediatric care. This demonstrates a much superior immune system response because of chiropractic care.
In the past decade there have been many more significant research breakthroughs demonstrating how chiropractic positively affects every dimension of the human experience.
So, who needs chiropractic? Anyone who wants an effective lifestyle strategy to stay healthy and enjoy a better quality of life! For more information, or to find out if chiropractic is for you, contact World Class Chiropractic at 410.461.3435. We always offer a consultation and screening at no charge to determine if someone is a good fit for our practice, so you can be confident you are in the right place before ever investing a dime. If you have friends or family that can benefit from this information, please recommend this article.