The World Federation of Chiropractic defines chiropractic as “A health profession concerned with and diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal manipulation or adjustment.”
Doctors of Chiropractic returns the body to balance through adjustments of the spine and joints, normalizing joint movement, reducing nerve interference, relieving stress and restoring normal body function. Whenever there is a symptom containing many moving parts, a complex balance is necessary between those parts. Our doctors of chiropractic influence the body’s nervous system and natural defense mechanisms in order to alleviate pain and improve general health through gently controlled movements.
A study published in Spine, an orthopedic journal, tested which method worked better to treat chronic spine pain — acupuncture, spinal manipulation, or medical drugs.
Method: 115 patients randomly assigned to receive either manipulation, drugs (Celebrex, Vioxx or paracetamol), or acupuncture. The patients in the manipulation group reported 47% improvement as compared to 15% for the acupuncture group and 18% for the medicine group. The improvement was not limited to just back pain, but also included improvement of one’s overall health.
Results: “Chiropractic manipulation patients did better than both drugs and acupuncture.”
This is only one aspect at Function Fit Rehab that may help alleviate pain, restore function and eliminate symptoms.