Category: Manual Therapy

Chiropractic a Question of Balance.

Perhaps the best known form of maual therapy is chiropractic. There are many techniques and professions that address the musculoskeletal system, using it to have a profound effect on health. Posture and Muscle Balance To simply say that poor posture stresses the spine doesn’t really convey how much of a burden poor posture is on Read More …

Olympic Athletes Choose Chiropractic

Olympic athletes have found that chiropractic is not only good for injuries, but also helps to improve performance. Nicole Freedman of Stanford, California, qualified for the 2000 USOlympic squad as a cyclist at the Olympic Team trials in Jackson, Mississippi, after being receiving a chiropractic adjustment. She had told her chiropractor that she thought she Read More …

Manual Therapy Works Well for Neck Pain

Manual Therapy Works Well for Neck Pain According to Annals of Medicine (May 21, 2002;136:713-722, 758-759), manual therapy may be more effective than other treatments like exercise or pain medication. Manual therapy is a “hands on” technique, in which the neck is manipulated to improve mobility (not unlike a chiropractic adjustment). In the study, researchers Read More …

Lung and Asthma

The lungs are two sacks of a soft, spongy like material. The trachea is a rigid tube that connects the mouth with the bronchia. The bronchia are two tubes that come off of the trachea and go into each lung. The bronchia further split into several bronchioles, and the tubes split further and further, and Read More …

Chiropractors: Your Best Choice for Spinal Manipulation

More and more research is demonstrating the effectiveness of spinal adjustments for the treatment of a variety of health problems. Spinal manipulation is becoming more popular and is beginning to be practiced by professionals other than chiropractors. While other practitioners may take a seminar or add manipulation as an adjunct, chiropractors have been doing spinal Read More …

Chiropractic Safe and Effective for Back Pain

A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine on June 3, 2003, proves that spinal manipulation, or chiropractic adjustment, is an effective alternative to drugs and surgery for back pain. Chiropractors and their patients have known this for decades. To quote the article, “Spinal manipulation was more effective than sham therapy and therapies already known Read More …

Chiropractic More Widely Used for Worker’s Compensation

According to research published in the July, 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic is more effective at getting injured workers back to work faster and for less cost than standard medical care. The effectiveness of chiropractic to help injured workers is wearing down the medical prejudice against chiropractic. As a Read More …

Chiropractic Lowers Health Care Costs

A study appearing in the Archives of Internal Medicine (2004; 164:1985-1992), shows that having access to chiropractic care lowers medical costs. Back pain is the second leading reason for physician visits and hospitalization with an annual cost of about $100 billion. The researches analyzed data over a four-year period for health expenditures in 1.7 million Read More …

Chiropractic is Effective for Treating Migraines

127 subjects were involved in this controlled study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (Feb. 2000:23(2), pp91-5). The subjects all had at least one migraine headache per month, based on the International Headache Society standard. The response of the group receiving treatment showed improvement in migraine duration, frequency, and disability. Those receiving Read More …

Chiropractic Good for Golfers

According to the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, (August, 2000), golfers have learned that chiropractic can both improve their game and speed recovery from injuries. Tom La Fountain, DC, DABCO, has toured with the PGA. He states that up to 85% of the injuries on the PGA Tour and Senior Tour are spinal because Read More …