Preventative Chiropractic Care
Most people think of visiting the chiropractor after they have hurt themselves. What they do not realize is how important it can be to see the chiropractor before an injury can occur. A body that is in proper alignment can protect itself from injury far more easily than one that is not aligned.
When your body is working optimally, it has the ability to heal itself. Trauma and other forms of interference, like chronic stress, diminish this natural capability.
In Comparison to Other Treatment Alternatives
– Keeney et al (2012), Spine
Reduced odds of surgery were observed for…those whose first provider was a chiropractor. 42.7% of workers [with back injuries] who first saw a surgeon had surgery, in contrast to only 1.5% of those who saw a chiropractor.
– Haas et al (2005), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Acute and chronic chiropractic patients experienced better outcomes in pain, functional disability, and patient satisfaction; clinically important differences in pain and disability improvement were found for chronic patients.
– Hoving et al (2002), Annals of Internal Medicine
In our randomized, controlled trial, we compared the effectiveness of manual therapy, physical therapy, and continued care by a general practitioner in patients with nonspecific neck pain. The success rate at seven weeks was twice as high for the manual therapy group (68.3 percent) as for the continued care group (general practitioner). Manual therapy scored better than physical therapy on all outcome measures. Patients receiving manual therapy had fewer absences from work than patients receiving physical therapy or continued care, and manual therapy and physical therapy each resulted in statistically significant less analgesic use than continued care.