Researched Chiropractic Benefits

Many research studies have proven that chiropractic can be of benefit to those in pain as a result of a variety of medical conditions. Here are some of the conditions that have been researched.

Sciatica

Clinical trial findings recently published in the European Spine Journal revealed that chiropractic adjustments resulted in a seventy-two percent success rate in treating sciatica and related symptoms. Corticosteroid injections were ranked at fifty percent and physical therapy at just twenty percent

Headaches

There are over 230 peer-reviewed articles crediting chiropractic with the means to prevent, ease, and help cure headaches around the world!

An example of group trial results found that twenty-two percent of the subjects who had chiropractic treatment described a decrease in the number of headaches experienced by ninety percent. Additionally, forty-nine percent reported that they had a notable decrease in pain intensity.

Colic and Ear Infections

In a 2012 study, the results of which were published in Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics, symptoms of colic were found to be greatly reduced when chiropractic adjustments were put into practice.

A number of case studies have been reported in which children suffering from acid reflux, colic, and ear infections have benefitted to the point of complete or nearly complete recovery after just a few chiropractic visits.

Although the reasons for this may vary, one common belief is that the nerves controlling the brain and the gut are intricately connected and are both extremely sensitive to neurological damage caused by vertebral subluxations which are addressed through chiropractic adjustment.

Neurological Conditions

Presently, with the use of upright MRI, remarkable research is being done. These MRI scans are revealing that upper cervical adjustments are resulting in a markedly increased blood flow. Cerebral spinal fluid is also decidedly increased; positively affecting various brain-based conditions. In addition, after a chiropractic adjustment, researchers have observed the reversal of cerebellar invagination (a condition in which the cerebellum drops below the skull line) as well as the disappearance of brain plaquing common in multiple sclerosis patients.