The simple answer is yes. Research published in the spine journal in 2013 suggests that the health professional you see as a first point of contact can play a role in determining the outcome. The study showed that approximately 43% of workers who saw a surgeon as their first point of contact had surgery within 3 years. In contrast, of those who saw a chiropractor first, only 1.5% ended up in surgery. This is an amazing difference. Continue reading to see the full results and what to make of the study.
New Research shows chiropractic care can increase, strength, decrease fatigue and improve the brains ability to drive muscles.
New ground breaking research published in Experimental Brain Research is starting to show the powerful effect chiropractic care has on the body. According to one of the researchers, Dr Heidi Haavik, the study has shown that when a chiropractor adjusts a dysfunctional area of the spine, “we change the way the brain processes what going on in our bodies. Hence we are able to better process all that sensory information from through-out the body, and control the body in a better way.” How much do you think a chiropractic adjustment could increase strength in a muscle by? Continue reading to see what the study found and the amazing results. You will be surprised.
Headaches are an extremely common occurrence in many people. The severity ranges from an annoyance to debilitating pain. They can also be short lived or last hours to days. People often think of headaches as a ‘normal’ thing. When inquiring about headaches during our initial assessments I often get the response of “I get the odd normal headache” or “I get the usual headaches”. This is an interesting response to me because headaches are not normal, you do not have to put up with headaches. In a lot of cases, they can be dealt with reasonably easily. Chiropractic care is an effective approach to helping headaches and there are several things you can do at home to help. My aim is to write a blog series on headaches and focus on several of the key types that I come across regularly in practice. For this first post I will show that chiropractic care is an effective treatment option for headaches and then I will discuss several things you can do at home to help ease the discomfort if you are unfortunate enough to be suffering from headaches. Keep reading to find out.
The New Zealand Chiropractic Association (NZCA) recently published a Press Release explaining some amazing new research that is coming out of NZ, showing how powerful the effects of chiropractic adjustments can be. This included a 16% increase in force in a muscle following a chiropractic adjustment. Amazing. The Press Release is written below. As always, I will add my thoughts.
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