Recent Studies Show Benefits of Chiropractic

Chiropractor KennesawWhile Chiropractic has been officially practiced since 1895, it has not always been recognized by some traditional medical practitioners as effective. How do chiropractors deal with this sort of skepticism, they prove their doubters wrong. Within just the last year, several studies have shown the benefits that chiropractic care can provide to patients for a variety of ailments.

These studies include –

Immediate Benefits of Chiropractic Visible on MRI

For the first time, researchers used MRI to document changes in spinal gapping immediately after a chiropractic adjustment. 

AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Resorting to Surgery

 The Journal of the American Medical Association released new guidelines for back pain treatment that encouraged patients to seek chiropractic and physical therapy before resorting to surgery. 

Chiropractic as Effective as Epidural Injections for Lumbar Disc Herniation 

Patients with lumbar disc herniation were randomly assigned to receive either nerve root  injections or chiropractic care. Overall, 76% of chiropractic patients reported feeling “better” or “much better” after treatment compared to just 62.5% of injection patients. 

Chiropractic Lowers Blood Pressure

Hypertensive patients had reduced diastolic blood pressure readings after receiving chiropractic adjustments in a new study. 

Chiropractic Better than Medical Care Alone for Back Pain

Military personnel with back pain had a significantly better chance of recovery when they received a combined treatment of chiropractic and medical care, compared to those who only received medical care. 

Spinal Adjustments Relieve Muscle Pain Instantly

Patients with myofascial pain experienced immediate improvements in pressure pain thresholds after receiving chiropractic adjustments.

Cervical Disc Herniation Eased by Chiropractic

A study of patients with cervical radiculopathy showed that 85% experienced significant reductions in pain and disability after receiving chiropractic care for three months.

There is no doubt that continued studies will show what patients of chiropractic already know – it works!

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