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Why Get Adjusted?

It’s an effective treatment for back pain

Chiropractic came out on top in this article relative to hospital out-patient physiotherapy treatment.
Meade et al. Low back pain of mechanical origin: randomised comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment. British Medical J, 1991.

It’s good for your nervous system

This is the system that controls and regulates all functions in your body.
Haldeman, S. Neurological Effects of the Adjustment. JMPT 2000; 23

It’s good for your posture

This paper suggests that you may need more than one or two adjustments if you want to improve your posture and get rid of bad postural habits
Troyanovich et al. Structural rehabilitation of the spine and posture: rational for treatment beyond resolution of symptoms. JMPT 1998.

It can make your muscles stronger and more flexible

Here’s why getting adjusted can improve neurological control as well as muscle strength.
Smith DL, Cox RH. Muscular strength and chiropractic: theoretical mechanisms and health implications. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1999-2000; 3(4):1-13.

It keeps your joints young and well-lubricated

Chiropractic adjustments can help restore normal joint range of movement and mechanics, and help remove adhesions or scar tissue around the joint.
Nugent-Derfus GE, et al. Continuous passive motion applied to whole joints stimulates chondrocyte biosynthesis of PRG4. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2007 May;15(5):566-74.

It is good for your overall health

Measurement of thiol levels in the blood reveal that the higher the level, the healthier you are, thus the lower your risk of disease. This research found that people without pain or symptoms who were getting adjusted had high serum thiol levels.
Surrogate Indication of DNA Repair in Serum After Long Term Chiropractic Intervention – A Retrospective Study
Clayton J. Campbell Bio, Christopher Kent Bio, Arthur Banne Bio, Amir Amiri Bio, and Ronald W. Pero Bio. JVSR. February 18, 2005

It is good for your family

Especially babies with colic, as it may stop them crying and this makes parents happier!
The Short-term Effect of Spinal Manipulation in the Treatment of Infantile Colic: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial with a Blinded Observer.
Wiberg JMM, Nordsteen J, Nilsson N. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1999 (Oct); 22 (8): 517-522

It can improve your coordination

Significant improvement to hand-eye coordination was noted in this article following a series of chiropractic adjustments.
Dean L. Smith, DC, PhD, Marvin J. Dainoff, PhD, and Jane P. Smith, DC. & The effect of a Chiropractic adjustment on movement time… Fitts law. JMPT May 2006