Benefits of Chiropractor Care

One of the main causes of pain and disease in the human body can be traced to improper nervous system function, which is often related to the alignment of the vertebrae in your spinal column. Impeded nerve function that results from the structural malposition of a bone is called a subluxation. Through carefully applied pressure, massage, and manual manipulation of the spinal vertebral joints, pressure and irritation on the nerves is relieved and joint mobility is restored. This restored mobility and nerve function then allows your body to return to its natural state of balance, called homeostasis. Put another way, when the bones in your spine are allowed to return to their proper positioning, the nerve can resume its normal flow and your body’s natural healing processes occur.California

Chiropractic care has been shown to be more cost-effective than other more invasive methods of treatment such as surgery, pharmacological drugs, and other specialty treatments. Research has demonstrated that for patients with low back pain or similar complaints, 20-40% total medical costs can be saved by seeking care through a Doctor of Chiropractic instead of through a medical doctor. If more people chose this route for low back pain alone, insurance companies would save an average of 2.3 million dollars a year, as was demonstrated by one particular study (see references below).California

Chiropractic manipulations can be especially helpful in relieving pain for facet joint injuries, osteoarthritis, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, because such conditions have been shown to respond well to mobilization in many studies. There is also documentation of many patients with chronic headaches, sinus problems, high blood pressure, ear infections, leg pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and many other illnesses who have reported significant relief after chiropractic therapy. Each individual is different, and there is no gaurantee that such illnesses will be totally resovled; however, the evidence favors that these conditions can be helped with chiropractic care. Refer below for a more comprehensive list of conditions that may be helped with chiropractic care.California