The headline above comes from a November 30, 2015, article on the U.S. News and World Report website in the Health section. The article begins by stating, “You might think chiropractors are only able to help with back aches, stiff necks, slipped discs and whiplash injuries. If so, you’re not alone – but you’re missing out.”
Although probably not surprising to many chiropractors, the article’s author, David Starr, points out that many people are unaware that chiropractic may be able to help them with conditions that may not seem immediately related to the spine.
Migraines and tension headaches are the first on the article’s list. “Research shows that spinal manipulation – the primary form of care provided by chiropractic doctors – is an effective way to treat tension headaches and headaches that begin in the neck.” Starr continued, “In a clinical trial conducted at Macquarie University, 72 percent of migraine sufferers experienced either substantial or noticeable improvement after a period of chiropractic treatment.”
The second condition listed is stress and anxiety. The article explains how chiropractic helps by noting, “Chiropractors work primarily with the spine – the root of the nervous system through which nerve impulses travel between the brain and the rest of the body – and can help the body manage and process this stress in a healthier way.”
The article also mentions that chiropractic can help with a weak immune system. To explain the connection, the article relates spinal subluxations to immune function. “Subluxation is the term for misalignments of the spine that cause compression and irritation of nerve pathways, affecting the body’s organs. Subluxations are an example of physical nerve stress that affects neuronal control. According to researchers, such stressful conditions lead to altered measures of immune function and an increased susceptibility to a variety of diseases.”
Starr recants the study that shows the connection between subluxation and immune function. He states, “Another study measured the effects of six months of regular chiropractic care on the immune system function of HIV patients. At the end of six months of care, the patients who had received regular adjustments showed a 48 percent increase in the number of CD4+ T cells, whereas patients who had not been adjusted showed an 8 percent decrease in CD4+ T cells.”
The remaining two conditions include fibromyalgia and flexibility. The explanations offered in the article deal with both nerve function and improved range of motion. Chiropractic can specifically remove interference to the nerve system from subluxations while returning the spinal joints to as near to normal range of motion as is possible with a patient.
Dr George Curry, president of the International Chiropractors Association, summed up the chiropractic approach by stating, “People suffering with a wide variety of health issues have responded to chiropractic care. The chiropractor actually isn’t treating these conditions. By removing interference to the nerve system from subluxation, the chiropractor allows the body to function more normally and, therefore, self-correct many health problems naturally.”
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.serenityfamilychiropractic.com
The information herein on "Surprise: Chiropractors Can Treat These Five Conditions" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, or licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own healthcare decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.
Our information scope is limited to Chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, contributing etiological viscerosomatic disturbances within clinical presentations, associated somatovisceral reflex clinical dynamics, subluxation complexes, sensitive health issues, and/or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions.
We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.*
Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.
We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez DC or contact us at 915-850-0900.
We are here to help you and your family.
Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CIFM*, IFMCP*, ATN*, CCST
My Digital Business Card
https://youtu.be/ltloXhUvi1Y Introduction Dr. Alex Jimenez, D.C., presents how the SBAR method is used in a… Read More
Noninvasive treatments like chiropractic care, non-surgical decompression, massage therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs/NSAIDs, targeted/specific exercises, and… Read More
https://youtu.be/RgVHIn-ks8I Dr. Alex Jimenez, D.C., presents how hormonal dysfunction can be assessed and treated through… Read More
Ankylosing spondylitis, or AS, is a type of inflammatory arthritis that usually impacts the spine,… Read More
A certified/licensed massage therapist performs chiropractic therapeutic massage under the direction of a chiropractor to… Read More