How Can Chiropractic
Chiropractic can help anyone, from the elderly to the newborn baby. Most people understand Chiropractic as helping with back related problems only. If this were true Chiropractors would not enjoy the success they have had. In other words we would just be glorified physical therapists.
But there is much more to Chiropractic than just back pain. Chiropractic affects the nervous system, and that system controls the whole body. The Chiropractic adjustment isn't "moving bones", it is providing input into the nervous system with an ideal output of that same system in mind, e.g.: relaxing a muscle spasm. A Chiropractic adjustment also keeps a joint in motion, and that is very important for a variety of conditions ranging from degenerative joint disease (commonly known as arthritis) to joint trauma.
If we look at Chiropractic purely as a musculoskeletal
therapy we help in many ways such as:
As a last word, keep in mind that Chiropractic is a totally different approach from most established medical approaches. Chiropractors will strengthen the body from inside, not from the outside like drugs and surgery do.
Here are some studies on how Chiropractic can help ANY individual.
Degenerative Joint Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis
It has been estimated that 36 to 75 million Americans suffer from some form of Arthritis and that another 12 million suffer from soft tissue Rheumatism
85% of all Americans over the age of 70 show some
degree of clinically active DJD.
DJD is the most common form of arthritis with
radiographic evidence in 80% of the population over the age of 55.
The economic cost of musculoskeletal conditions
(excluding gout, osteoporosis and fracture) approaches 1% of the Gross National
Product (GNP) each year.
Persons with musculoskeletal conditions (excluding
gout, osteoporosis, and fracture) represent 7% of the noninstitutional
population, but account for 14% of physician visits and 31% of persons with