Does Chiropractic Work? Chiropractic absolutely does work as documented by countless studies and feedback from actual patients. One impressive statistic shows that of all of the people who live in the province of British Columbia, Canada, 42% of that population have visited a chiropractor for treatment from 2 to 5 times a year.
Actually, is is very easy to demonstrate that chiropractic treatment does work, as evidenced by people who can go back to work, get up out of bed or out of a chair, and the immediate relief of pain tells the story far better than anything else.
Even with many positive outcomes with individual success stories, there are documented case studies in regard to nearly every known disease and malady known to man. The results are positive with blood pressure management, low back pain, colic, whiplash, migraine, infertility and many, many other testimonies.
Recovery from difficult situations in accidents attest to the fact that chiropractic works. One of the areas that patients find great relief with in using chiropractic is in the relief of pain. Many patients come into a chiropractor’s office with pain that they have had to suffer with for years, and gradually, the chiropractor is able to reduce that pain.
Pain relief is not always instant, but with deliberate treatment, the doctor can reduce the pain gradually and more gradually, until later it is gone. Rome was not built in a day, and sometimes the cause of the pain is something that took a long time to build up, so in many cases it can take a few months to get rid of the pain by correcting the condition.
On the average, chiropractic patients will typically experience positive outcomes in visiting the chiropractor after 6 to 8 visits to the chiropractor’s office. In many cases, there steps that have to methodically be taken in order to alleviate the condition that is causing the pain and discomfort.
Chiropractic is really the art of manipulating the body back into its normal balance. It starts with the nerves, all of which come down through the vertebrae of the neck and spine, and then branch out to every organ of our bodies. Just the stress of everyday living can cause places of impingement, where the nerves may be pinched, or pressure placed upon them so that the full nerve force fails to get all the way to the organs.
By simple manipulation and adjustment, the areas where this obstruction of nerve flow occurs can be cleared and restoration of the full influence of the nerves is achieved.
Our spine, hips and shoulders can become slightly skewed as well, by sleeping, lifting, playing sports, and other activities, and you will have one muscle group pulling harder on one side over the other side of the body causing symptoms like, “my back just went out.”
This is an easy remedy for a chiropractor to fix, and fix it they will, and when the patient walks out, he or she has the answer to the question, “does chiropractic work?” Most of the time the very fact that the patient is walking out, is the proof and nothing else is needed.