Special thanks to Dr. Liz Walker of Primal Practice for sharing her insights on the work she does to help patients on their health journey
As a chiropractor I hear many reasons why people don’t believe in chiropractic. One of them is that there are no scientific studies to prove that adjustments are effective. Another is that they don’t like the popping or cracking that occurs during an adjustment. Today, I want to speak to both of these.
Hippocrates said “look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” The research is proving this to be true. If you don’t take care of your spine the rest of your body will not and can not function as well as it should, and this is not limited to your musculoskeletal system but all your systems. Roger Sperry, a nobel prize winner on brain research, said “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by movement of the spine.” Chiropractic adjustments keep your spine healthy and functional to keep your brain nourished and stimulated.
The research is also showing that a single chiropractic adjustment inhibits the sympathetic tone of the nervous system (this is the part of your body that makes you stressed), decreases salivary amylase (an indicator of the decreasing stress), changes regional brain metabolism and decreases muscle tone and pain intensity. Another study that occurred over 7 years and 800 participants showed that those people using their chiropractor as their primary care provider had 60% less hospital admissions, 62% less surgeries, 59% less days in hospital, and 85% less pharmaceutical costs.
Maybe I have changed your mind about the effectiveness of chiropractic care but you still are hesitant about having your neck popped and your back cracked. There are many ways to perform an adjustment with many of them not requiring a noise to be made. At Primal Practice we always respect your preference when performing an adjustment so it is as comfortable for you as possible.
If you are ready to see how Chiropractic can take your health to a whole new level don’t hesitate to contact the office: call (406) 549 8969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to Primal Practice: http://www.primalpracticemt.com/
Brent Dodge is the founding owner of Alpine Physical Therapy and is a board certified orthopedic specialist. He holds additional certifications in Functional Dry Needling, Manual Physical Therapy, and Strength and Conditioning.
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