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FAQ's: If you have doubts about Chiropractic

' I Don’t Believe In Chiropractic.'
While chiropractic is different, it certainly isn’t something that you have to 'believe in' for it to work.

Instead, chiropractic results are produced by adhering to, scientifically confirmed facts:
• The nervous system controls every cell of your body. Nerve impulses flow from the brain, down the spinal cord, and to every organ and tissue.
• Impulses sent back to the brain confirm that the body is working, as it should.
• The moving bones of the spine can interfere with this exchange by irritating adjacent nerves.
• Ill health can result from distorted or compromised nervous system control of the body.
Chiropractic care helps restore the integrity of the nervous system by reducing interferences caused by the spine.

“If You Start, Do You Have To Go For The Rest Of Your Life?”
How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.

Since many spinal problems get started from traumatic births, accidents, or other long-standing problems, permanent correction can be difficult. Years of muscle damage, scar tissue and ligamental instability can set the stage for a relapse. Some patients find a program of supportive care (like regularly brushing your teeth) to be helpful.

Decide for yourself whether you want Initial Intensive Care to stabilise and strengthen the spine, or Wellness Care for non-symptomatic elective care.

“Aren’t Chiropractic Results Just a ‘Placebo Effect’?”
This is a convenient claim made by critics who have chosen to overlook convincing proof to the contrary.

The placebo effect depends on the power of suggestion. Yet chiropractic results have been enjoyed by newborns, infants, pets that have been hit by cars, and others for whom the power of suggestion isn’t possible!

Plus, there are alterations to a patient’s spine from chiropractic care. Many see dramatic changes when they compare X-ray views taken before and after a period of care. Other tests show improved range of motion and flexibility.

There’s no question that the power of suggestion can be an important ally in the healing process. However, it can’t begin to explain the millions of patients who have been helped with chiropractic care.

“I’ve Heard Chiropractic Wears Out Your Joints.”
Chiropractic care can help prevent joints from wearing out!

Bones don’t “rub” on each other. Instead, each joint is enclosed in a “capsule” of fluid that should offer a lifetime of friction-free movement. When there is a loss of proper motion or position of spinal bones, this movement can be restricted. Spinal joints above or below attempt to make up the difference by moving too much.

Obviously, areas of too much movement are left to stabilise during the healing process. Instead, chiropractic spinal adjustments are directed only to those areas that are “stuck” and not moving enough.

back2life would like to acknowledge Bill Esteb and Rob Jackson of Backtalk Inc for the FAQ information provided.

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