The Most Important Health Secret!
Think I’m exaggerating?
The proof is in the research!
Chronic disease is at epidemic levels in this country, yet we spend more money on health care then any other modernized country. Clearly there is a break down between money spent and health outcomes. Let me digress; This is by no means an attack article on traditional medicine. All forms of medicine have their place in treating patients. But the reality is we have a very sick population, a population that suffers from chronic headaches, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, diabetes, heart disease the list goes on and on!
I have been remise to not share with you the power of Chiropractic. Chiropractic is so much more then just a means of pain relief and I hope to be able to share with you a few published articles in Medical Journals that illustrate the power of Chiropractic.
Chronically elevated stress hormones have been linked to a host of disease including but not limited to cancer, glaucoma, bi-polar disorder, type I & type II diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease, osteoarthritis, excessive body weight, hypertension, asthma, immune system function. (“Autonomic and Autocoid Pharmacology” 2009)
In the study “Cerebral metabolic changes in men after chiropractic spinal manipulation” “Alternative Therapies Health Medicine”(Ogura 2011)(2), they found that onesingle adjustment improved metabolic changes in the brain and reduced stress hormones.THIS WAS AFTER ONE ADJUSTMENT! The implications of this study can not be overstated!
In 2007 there was a huge break though in chiropractic research “Atlas vertebra realignment and achievement of arterial pressure goal in hypertensive patients” Journal of Human Hypertension (2007) 21, 347–352. was published in the Journal of Hypertension(7). This study showed that the Chiropractic adjustment was able to produce a reduction in both systolic (17mmHg) and diastolic (10mmHg) blood pressure that was sustainable over a 8 week period with “no adverse effects”.
Still not buying it?
Posture has a direct correlation with health! In this study “The impact of positive sagittal balance in adult spinal deformity” published in SPINE 2005 Sep 15;30(18):2024-9. The authors (none of which were Chiropractors) found that the worse a patients posture was on full spine X-ray the worse the patients health measure were, and conversely the better the patients posture the more predictive it was that the patient had better health markers. All Chiropractic adjustments help restore posture by improving spinal movement!
In the study titled “Clinical utilization and cost outcomes from an integrative medicine independent physician association: an additional 3-year update.” published in JMPT was a 7 year study that observed the clinical and cost utilization of patients who used a Chiropractor as a Primary Care Provider (PCP) vs. a conventional Medical Doctor.
The results were astonishing those who had a Chiropractor as a PCP demonstrated decreases of 60.2% in-hospital admissions, 59.0% less hospital days, 62.0% less outpatient surgeries and procedures, and 85% less pharmaceutical costs in those who had Chiropractors as a PCP when compared with Conventional MD as a PCP in the same geography and time frame. This shows the massive power Chiropractic has to save you money!
I hope this helps illustrate the power of Chiropractors! It is so much more than pain and symptoms, its about health!
“Chiropractic is not designed to make you instantly feel better. Chiropractic is designed to make you instantly heal better! – Unknown
Dr. Justin Johnson
Family Care Chiropractic & Wellness Center
519 Lancaster Ave, Ste 2
Malvern PA, 19355