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Chiropractic is Different

This difference, because it avoids drugs and surgery, has delighted millions for over a century. And like anything different is has produced misunderstandings and a few skeptics.

Here’s the simple truth about today’s chiropractic…

"I don't believe in chiropractic."

While chiropractic is different, it certainly isn’t something that you have to “believe in” for it to work.

Instead, chiropractic results are produced by adhering to scientifically confirmed facts:

The nervous system controls every cell of your body. Nerve impulses flow from the brain, down the spinal cord, and to every organ and tissue. Impulses sent back to the brain confirming that the body is working as it should.

The moving bones of the spine can interfere with this exchange by irritating adjacent nerves. Ill health can result from distorted or compromised nervous system control of the body. Chiropractic care helps restore the integrity of the nervous system by reducing interferences caused by the spine.


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"If you start, do you have to go for the rest of your life?"


You don't have to do anything you don't want to. But if you're like most people spinal hygiene is new to you. Your spine, just like your teeth, need ongoing care at some level or problems and decay will inevitably begin again just as before care began. Would you go to the dentist to get your cavities filled and not maintain some level of care? If you don't what will happen?

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"Chiropractic results are 'All in your head' ?"


This is a convenient claim made by critics who have chosen to overlook convincing proof to the contrary. Being "all in your head" implies the power of suggestion. Yet, chiropractic results have been experienced by newborns, infants, pets and others for whom the power of suggestion isn't possible!

Many objective diagnostic tests show improvement after chiropractic care.

There's no question that the power of suggestion can be an important ally in the healing process. However, it can't begin to explain the millions of clients who have been helped with chiropractic care.

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"I've heard chiropractic wears out your joints."


Actually it is just the opposite, chiropractic care can help prevent joints from wearing out! Using car tires as an example, if they are mis-aligned, they will wear down faster and unevenly. Getting the tires of your car realigned will add life to your tires and car. The same is true for the joints in your body.

When a spinal bone is mis-aligned there is a loss of proper motion and/or position, which sets in motion a degenerative process. With proper position and motion, the joints will be well "lubricated" and should offer a lifetime of friction-free movement without decay.


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I've heard "Don't let the chiropractor adjust your neck because it will cause a stroke."


Those in the medical profession who make this statement either have unknowingly been misinformed or they choose to spread misleading and inaccurate information. It was discovered in a study that the claims of injury were the result of non-chiropractors performing manipulation of the spine. These included a medical doctor, a naturopath, a physiotherapist, an Indian barber, a wife and the individuals themselves. None of which are properly trained to evaluate the need for or perform an adjustment. Chiropractors are the only professionals properly trained to evaluate and give an adjustment. You should not let anyone except a chiropractor, adjust you.

According to data obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics, even including the incidents by those not trained, the mortality rate from stroke in the chiropractic patient population is less than half that of the general population. So, we could conclude that by having chiropractic care, your chances of having a stroke are reduced by more than 50%.

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“Aren’t chiropractic results just a ‘Placebo Effect’?”

This is a convenient claim made by critics who have chosen to overlook convincing proof to the contrary.

The placebo effect depends on the power of suggestion. Yet chiropractic results have been enjoyed by newborns, infants, pets that have been hit by cars, and other for whom the power of suggestion isn’t possible.

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“Is chiropractic care safe?”

Critics mislead by suggesting that adjustments to the neck can subject patients to unnatural stress or compromise blood supply to the brain. But if the spine were that fragile, people would fear bending over to tie their shoe laces or looking up to enjoy an evening sunset!

Thousands will die this year from anesthesia or needless back surgeries. Thousands more will perish from common aspirin or destroy their kidneys from so-called “safe” pain medicines.

Meanwhile, the rare complications from chiropractic care can be counted on one hand!



Chiropractic is Different.

Chiropractic doesn’t add anything. And chiropractic doesn’t take anything away. It honors the wisdom of your body and your inborn potential to be healthy. It is this difference that has helped millions and produced high levels of patient satisfaction.

Ask questions. Discover the simple truth about today’s contemporary chiropractic care. And then make the natural choice.

The Simple Truth About Today’s Chiropractic:

How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.

After enjoying initial relief, many patients choose to continue with periodic checkups.

Decide for yourself whether you want Initial Care for temporary relief, Rehabilitative Care to stabilize and strengthen the spine, or Wellness Care for non-symptomatic elective care.

 

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