Chiropractic for Skeptics: Does Chiropractic Work?
Most patients who have been to visit our Vancouver Chiropractors have experienced various benefits of chiropractic care. Yet there are still people who may not understand what chiropractic treatment is about or they may be skeptical about the process. We’re breaking it all down to help you decide whether chiropractic care is right for you!
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the “theory that proper alignment of the body’s skeletal structure, particularly the spine and nervous system, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Adjustments are used to restore proper mobility to joints restricted by injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress.”*
During chiropractic care, our goal is to achieve optimal health by removing or improving spinal subluxations which are best described as specific sites of spinal malfunction leading to irritation of the body’s central computer, the nervous system.
What does a Chiropractor do?
Our Chiropractors in Vancouver meet with a new patient for a consultation which may include x-rays and/or computerized scans. After a thorough review of results, health history and current health concerns, your Chiropractor will develop a holistic treatment plan to achieve optimal results which usually involves regular adjustments for a set time period.
During a chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor typically uses their hands or an integrator instrument to “stimulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient’s pain”.**
Does Chiropractic Work?
We have seen chiropractic adjustments have results treating diverse conditions from pain relief in adults or pregnant women to improvements in sleep, colic and learning in children.
If you would like to know more about the research for a particular condition and whether chiropractic is right for you, we would love to hear from you! Book a free 10-minute phone consultation today!
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Disclaimer: Information contained in this blog post is for educational and general purposes only and is designed to assist you in making informed decisions about your health. Any information contained herein is not intended to substitute advice from your doctor or other healthcare professional.