Chiropractic Wellness: Is There Any Proof That It Works?

Thursday, December 17th, 2015
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There has been a lot of research coming out this year thanks to Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa, National Health Interview Survey, and Gallup Poll. I’m glad to tell you that the news is all good for Chiropractic!

The National Health Interview Survey recently did an updated survey called “Wellness-related Use Of Common Complementary Health Approaches Among Adults: The United States, 2012.”

The results of this survey were published by the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Integrative Medicine. Again, the results were all good. Over 50% of the people surveyed said that they use chiropractic treatment for wellness.

Also, more than 65% said that they use chiropractic to treat specific health conditions. Also in 2015 Gallup did a poll regarding Americans’ perceptions of chiropractic. The poll showed that:

  • Over 50% of American adults viewed chiropractors positively
  • Chiropractors are effective in the treatment of back and neck pain.
  • 31% of chiropractic patients enjoy going to the chiropractor regularly even in the absence of pain.
  • 22% of American adults seek a chiropractor’s advice regarding general health and wellness.

In addition, a four-year long study called,” “Clinical and Cost Outcomes Of An Integrative Medicine IPA,” was published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Once again, chiropractic was the bright point. The study showed the Chiropractic patients that use chiropractic and other integrative alternatives experienced a significant amount of improved wellness over those that did not use these services.

  • These patients saw 43% less hospital admissions
  • They had 58.4% less days spent in the hospital
  • 43.2% less surgeries and procedures
  • Their pharmaceutical costs went down by 51.8%

Chiropractors may be known to the layperson as “back crackers” or “bone poppers”, however chiropractic training includes 4,620 hours of schooling including nutrition, physiology, rehabilitation, the exact same Basic Sciences as medical schools, and many tons of wellness topics. So you would be right in considering chiropractors to be experts in the wellness arena.

When one is even mildly knowledgeable of the research, there is little doubt left that chiropractic works in just about every aspect of the healthcare field including overall wellness.

And, if you look at Chiropractic as a luxury rather than a long-term necessity, you’re doing it wrong.

Just another reason to call a chiropractor TODAY!

Research and clinical experience shows that, in about 80%-90% of headaches, neck, and back pain, in comparison to the traditional medical model, patients get good or excellent results with Chiropractic. Chiropractic care is safe, more cost-effective, it decreases your chances of having surgery, and it reduces your chances of becoming disabled. We do this conservatively and non-surgically. In addition, we can do it with minimal time requirements and minimal hassle on the part of the patient. And, if the patient develops a “preventative” mindset going forward from initial recovery, we can likely keep it that way while raising your general, overall level of health!

Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me your thoughts. I’d love to hear what you think.

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Till next time……

The Amarillo Chiropractor Blog is written by Dr. Jeff Williams.

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This blog was inspired by an article from the Palmer blog.