The Secret of Chiropractic

I have to make a confession. A lot of people out there don’t know the full truth about chiropractic. Worse still, it can have a negative impact on your health if you don’t know about this secret. Well, I’m going to let you in on the secret…

Chiropractic isn’t about neck or back pain.

There, I’ve said it. The truth is out there. Now, I’m sure many of you out there are saying “but my chiropractor helped me with my back pain / sciatica / whiplash,” and I’m sure you’re right, but you didn’t get the whole story.

You see, the spine contains the spinal cord. This is the vital communication between the brain and the body. The brain is the master computer of the body, controlling and regulating all of your bodily functions. It sends the commands down the spinal cord. Nerves branch off the spinal cord and travel to every part of the body (except the nails and hair) to carry the brain’s message to the target. Through the spinal cord and nerves, your brain is able to tell every system, organ and cell what to do. Likewise, the body is able to send messages back up the nervous system to tell the brain what is going on (there’s food in the stomach, blood pressure is rising, our shorts are riding up).

When you have spinal misalignments, yes, you may get pain. But you’re missing the bigger picture. The pain is merely a warning signal to tell you there’s a problem. You can think of the nerves as being like a garden hose. If you kink the hose, less water will flow though. Well, if you “kink” the nerve, less of the electrical current will flow through the nerve. The pathway between the brain and the body is interrupted and your brain will have less control over your body. Research performed by Dr. Chung Ha Suh of the University of Colorado showed that even a small pressure (about the weight of a dime) on a nerve can reduce the function of the nerve by 60 percent.

So, Chiropractic isn’t about neck pain or back pain, it’s about maintaining your health.
The research is now showing these amazing health benefits:
  • A recent study from the University of Chicago showed that chiropractic care was able to reduce blood pressure by the equivalent of two medications taken at the same time.
  • A study based on data collected from over 5000 patients showed chiropractic care improved asthma and digestive complaints.
  • More than one study has shown that colic improves under chiropractic care.
  • Multiple studies have shown headaches, including migraines, to improve under chiropractic care.
  • Case studies find that childhood ear infections clear with chiropractic.
  • Several studies have been done that show even childhood bed wetting resolves under chiropractic care.
There you have it. The secret is out. When your spine is out of alignment, you don’t have a back or neck problem, you have a health problem. Be sure to book a check up with your chiropractor to make sure you keep your health at optimum!
Your in Health,
Dr. Jason Hare
Nanaimo Chiropractor

7 Responses to “The Secret of Chiropractic”

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  2. In a patient satisfaction research, 90% of the chiropractic patients claimed satisfaction with their care, while only 52% of the medical patients, like those who use pain medications, reported the same.

  3. Chiropractors also specialize in weight loss through nutritional guidance and behavior modification. They can also offer strategies including massage and spinal manipulation, which is shown to be effective in weight loss management.

  4. The more articles like this out there, the easier it is for us to help people understand the importance of the work we do. Thanks for taking the time to further the cause.