Chiropractic reduces pain.
And improves your quality of life:

Pain reduction and quality of life improvement.
Pain reduction and quality of life improvement.
Physical Therapy
Pain reduction and quality of life improvement.

“In our randomized, controlled trial, we compared the effectiveness of manual therapy, physical therapy, and continued care by a general practitioner in patients with nonspecific neck pain. The success rate at seven weeks was twice as high for the manual therapy group (68.3 percent) as for the continued care group (general practitioner). Manual therapy scored better than physical therapy on all outcome measures. Patients receiving manual therapy had fewer absences from work than patients receiving physical therapy or continued care, and manual therapy and physical therapy each resulted in statistically significant less analgesic use than continued care.”

– Hoving et al (2002), Annals of Internal Medicine

This happens because chiropractic combines and  improves mobility, symmetry, and strength.

Chiropractic care is more than just spinal manipulation. Chiropractic incorporates the best of spinal manipulative therapies, strength and mobility principles, and posture with an eye toward optimal neurological function.

When you see me, along with adjustments to the spine, you’ll also receive biomechanical adjustments to the extremities. This helps your body move better and feel better through optimal joint mechanics through the whole kinetic chain.

I’ll help you move better and feel better in a matter of days, and functional recovery within weeks with a three-sided approach:

Improving the way your body moves involves working on the global range of motion as well and the mobility of the segments of the spine. Every joint in the body needs to work through its full articulation. to keep the rest of the body healthy.

A good-moving joint sends full neurological signals to the spinal cord and brain. This reduces pain and improves the way the brain controls the muscles surrounding the joint. When the brain knows where the joint position is in high-definition, then you can better control the muscles that control your body.

Full joint movement also keeps the joints healthy. That movement washes the joint surfaces with nutrients, and it helps pump out old stagnant fluid that builds up.

When you get adjusted, there are reflexes in play that allow your muscles to contract with full strength. A joint that moves better allows your muscles to work better. Also, we teach every patient exercises that you can do at home that stabilizes vulnerable areas of the body.

Your body cannot use the full strength of your muscles if the joints underneath are either unstable or are not moving with good function. By resetting the joint position, and by improving your spinal segmental range of motion, your body sends neurological feedback to get the muscles to contract with full force.

It’s a fact of life that you need good movement to stay healthy. Exercising in and out of the office is important to condition your body for pain relief, injury rehabilitation, and injury prevention.

Because the scientific literature shows us that you’ll have better outcomes with exercises that are designed to complement your spinal manipulation, I continue to spend hours every week researching and testing new techniques for exercises that are appropriate for your pain, stability, and imbalances that we seek to correct.

“Many treatments are available for low back pain. Often exercises and physical therapy can help. Some people benefit from chiropractic therapy or acupuncture.”

Goodman et al. (2013), Journal of the American Medical Association  

“[Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy] in conjunction with [standard medical care] offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with only standard care, for men and women between 18 and 35 years of age with acute low back pain.”

–Goertz et al. (2013), Spine

In a Randomized controlled trial, 183 patients with neck pain were randomly allocated to manual therapy (spinal mobilization), physiotherapy (mainly exercise) or general practitioner care (counseling, education and drugs) in a 52-week study. The clinical outcomes measures showed that manual therapy resulted in faster recovery than physiotherapy and general practitioner care. Moreover, total costs of the manual therapy-treated patients were about one-third of the costs of physiotherapy or general practitioner care.

 — Korthals-de Bos et al (2003), British Medical Journal

“Patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and satisfaction at one month than patients treated by family physicians. Satisfaction scores were higher for chiropractic patients. A higher proportion of chiropractic patients (56 percent vs. 13 percent) reported that their low-back pain was better or much better, whereas nearly one-third of medical patients reported their low-back pain was worse or much worse.”

– Nyiendo et al (2000), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

from the ACA

Move Better. Feel Better.