Here are some interesting facts that may just make you see chiropractic treatment in a whole new light:
1: Chiropractic care doesn’t just help back pain! Many patients seek the treatment for neck pain, headaches and a variety of other conditions.
2: Spinal manipulation has existed for at least 2500 years and chiropractic care began over 100 years ago. Since that time, it has gained worldwide recognition as an extremely effective form of medical care. Patients are generally very satisfied with treatment outcomes and many patients enjoy the feeling of spinal manipulation.
3: “Hey! Will you pop my back?” Have you ever heard someone say that? Worse still, have you ever said it? If you have, stop! Proper chiropractic care involves more than a few simple cracks and clicks. More importantly, spinal manipulation is only safe when performed by someone who has undergone the necessary training.
4: One of the most successful chiropractors ever was blind! Yes, that’s right; D Charles Robinson graduated from the Palmer School of Chiropractic and became the very first blind chiropractor. And he went on to become one of the most successful. He practiced in Peekskill, New York and earned a reputation as a “miracle healer”, treating hundreds of patients each week.
5: Today, chiropractic is taught and practised throughout the world. The profession has earned big acceptance from the public and in national health care systems for its services. Chiropractic treatment is widely regarded as the leading example of a complementary health care discipline and the WHO has now published guidelines recommending minimal educational standards for the regulation of chiropractic services within national health care systems.
6: Many athletes rely on regular chiropractic care. In order to maximize their performance and prevent injuries, many athletes depend on chiropractic care to remain in optimum physical health. Regular chiropractic adjustments can enhance mobility and help athletes recover more quickly from injury.
7: Chiropractic treatment can help to combat anxiety. Initial chiropractic care can be carried out to eliminate the possibility of any underlying physical or nutritional causes for the anxiety. And regardless of the outcome of the initial chiropractic assessment, chiropractic care has proven to be very helpful for many people with anxiety issues..
8: Most medical professionals recommend that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative and non invasive care first when attempting to treat lower back pain. And spinal manipulation is one of the safest and most effective, drug-less form of initial professional treatment for acute and chronic low back problems.
Don’t ignore your back pain; there will always be something you can do to manage your condition, even if you’ve tried other things before.
Your spine is amazing, so treat it well!
So there you have them – surprising facts about chiropractic care. You learn something new every day, as they say!