What If I Told You That New Research Is Proving Us Right?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

I have been preaching for over 16 years that patients with lower back pain will be prone to accelerated degeneration and arthritis as well as fibrous adhesions inside the spinal joints.

These researchers felt like adjustments were effective in increasing spinal gapping which would then allow the breaking up of adhesions which would allow more free movement in the joints.

A study in way back in 2013 used MRI and 112 patients to find out what happens in the lower back when a patient receives and adjustment from a chiropractor. They were able to clearly record benefits that occurred immediately following.

Here’s how it went:

  • 112 patients were chosen with low back pain
  • They were assigned randomly to get chiro adjustments or control treatments
  • Right after adjustment, they got an MRI to analyze spinal gapping
  • The chiro patients had the most substantial spinal gapping
  • Patients with chiro and side-posture positioning had the greatest reduction in pain

They concluded that chiropractic can restore movement and spinal health which then decreases disability and discomfort.

Chiropractors haven’t always had the research to back up what they see on a daily basis. Being an Amarillo chiropractor, I have seen it for years in patients that work cattle, farmers, and oil field workers. I’ve always known what the research is starting to show.

It’s nice to be able to share the proof now.

More research regarding chiropractic is coming out these days than ever before and not once has it been negative for our profession.

If you haven’t embraced chiropractic care yet, I hope you’ll start to reconsider you position.

Till next time…..

by Jeff S. Williams, D.C.
Amarillo Chiropractor

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

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