Frequently Asked Questions
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the therapeutic system based on the premise that improper biomechanics, and resultant improper nerve function, affect human physiological performance, as well as the body’s repair and healing processes, and its resilience to a wide variety of environmental stressors. In essence, this defines the chiropractic physician as a neuromusculoskeletal specialist.
Why is the Nervous System So Important?
The neural tube (subsequent spinal cord) is the first embryonic developmental structure to form and “the nervous system controls and coordinates all organs and structures of the human body.
– Grays Anatomy 29th Ed. P. 4
Is Chiropractic Effective?
“By Every test of cost-effectiveness, the general weight of evidence shows that chiropractic provides important therapeutic benefits at economical costs.”
– L. Schifrin, Phd.
Medical College of Virginia
M.D.s now categorize chiropractic manipulation in the highest rating: “Generally accepted, well-established, and widely used.”
– North American Spine Society
“No other back pain treatment has been subjected to such an examination. When all 73 randomized, controlled, peer-reviewed research studies are considered together, the evidence in favor of chiropractic treatment is overwhelming.”
-Dr. Scott Haldeman DC, MD, Phd. Univ. Ca. Irvin
Is it safe?
The most comprehensive analysis ever done of chiropractic was done by the government of New Zealand. Their conclusion was that it was “remarkably safe.” In fact, spinal adjustments are safer than back surgery, muscle relaxers, and anti-inflammatories.
What Does The U.S. Government Conclude?
The U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy Research concluded that spinal adjustments are the safest drugless, initial form of treatment for acute low back problems and are recommended before surgical intervention is considered. Medicare and Medicaid insurance covers chiropractic care. Many U.S. military bases now have chiropractic physicians on base.
Why is Chiropractic Important?
Chiropractic saves money.
For most neuromusculoskeletal conditions, “Costs for care were significantly more for medical claims and compensation costs were ten-fold less for Chiropractic claims.”
– Journal of Occupational Medicine
Plans which do not cover chiropractic have the highest medical bills per patient.
– Journal of American Health Policy
It is cost effective, safe, natural, preventive, it works, and has proven the test of time.
“Men occasionally stumble upon the truth, but most pick themselves up and continue on.”
– Sir Winston Churchill