Top 10 Reasons for Chiropractic (part 1)08/01/2014
Chiropractic Boosts Immunty
Scientific research reveals that regularly scheduled chiropractic care may boost the body’s immune response. A study in 1991 found that chiropractic adjustments boost levels of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) and monocytes — white blood cells associated with a healthy immune system (JMPT 1991; 7:399-408).
Chiropractic Improves Sleep
Chiropractic patients enjoy an improved quality of life, including sleep quality. This is due to a reduction in pain and anxiety which often interferes with sleep patterns. Some exciting preliminary research links insomnia with vertebral subluxations. The study collected data on 221 patients being cared for by 15 different chiropractors. According to the findings, “one third of the 154 patients who completed the semi structured interview reported their sleep pattern was changed immediately after their chiropractic adjustment. All but one of these 52 patients reported improvement” in the 20 patients with insomnia, improved sleep was noted in the six days following the chiropractic adjustment (JMPT 2005;28:179).
Chiropractic Improves Athletic Performance
Top athletes choose chiropractic. Athletes such as Aaron Rodgers, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps, Tom Brady, Lance Armstrong, Terrell Owens, Evander Holyfield, and Arnold Schwarzenegger have all been proud patients of chiropractors. A Canadian research team included Chiropractic care in the rehabilitation program of sixteen injured female long distance runners. Not only did these runners recover quickly, seven of them actually scored “personal best” performances while under Chiropractic care. (Chiropractic Sports Medicine, 1990, p.2-8).
Chiropractic Reduces Pain
A new study investigates the effects of chiropractic care on ten patients with osteoarthritis. The patients received chiropractic care and progress was evaluated patient progress with physical examinations, radiological tests, and questionnaires regarding pain and disability. After receiving chiropractic care, the participants had significantly reduced pain and disability. The average patient’s pain score dropped from a 8.6 out of 10 to a 2.6 out of 10, or a 70% reduction in pain. In six of the patients, radiograph images revealed that chiropractic adjustments had restored normal spacing of the alanto-axial joint. Overall, 80% of patients had “good” or “excellent” clinical outcomes.