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Hoe safe and effective is chiropractics? Is there sufficient evidence that shows it is truly effective?

Hoe safe and effective is chiropractics? Is there sufficient evidence that shows it is truly effective?

Safe for Spinal: Chiro base their treatments on theory that if the bones in your spine are out of alignment, that can cause many medical problems, especially of the nervous system most of them believe medicines and surgery should be the treatment of last resort some also use herbal therapy, nutritional therapy, physical rehabilitation and physical therapy. Effective for back neck pain, no evidence for other conditio. ...Read more

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How would one select a good chiropracticor?

Word of mouth: Consumers are the best judges. Ask your friends and co-workers and if one name seems to keep coming up then that is where i would go. There are so many to choose from the choice can be difficult. There are about 30 in my area and there are only about 5 that i would send my patients to. If they try and sell their services or sign a contract, then you need to find a different one. ...Read more

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Why are people so ignorant of chiropractic? Isn't it obvious that straightening your back can end world hunger?

Why are people so ignorant of chiropractic? Isn't it obvious that straightening your back can end world hunger?

A bone to pick: Everyone has a bone to pick with chiropractors.From treating hemorrhoids to ending world hunger.We see many outlandish claims unfortunately made by professional in every field, creating a world of confusion for the uneducated consumer.There are bad doctor, lawyers, psychologists and yes chiropractors, but thankfully only a few. We need to learn to respect or professions and each other, . ...Read more

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How long does it take for chiropractic to work?

How long does it take for chiropractic to work?

Possible: Many times conservative care can include chiropractic care. if you are not better soon (less than 10-15 treatments), then consider other options like a spine fellowship trained pain specialist. ...Read more

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Do you recommend chiropractic medicine?

Yes, with caveats: Research suggests that chiropractic treatment is safe and effective for back and neck pain and migraine headaches. Just as not all medical doctors are the same, i find some chiropractors give much higher quality care than others. I prefer chiropractors who use more gentle styles like direct non-force, network and activator techniques. I am wary of those who advise long-term treatment. See comment:. ...Read more

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Chiropractic medicine is how old?

Chiropractic medicine is how old?

130 years: Chiropractic was developed by a fellow named palmer in rural iowa in the 1880's, not exactly the center of medical or scientific progress at the time. He postulated a connection between spinal vertebrae positioning and nerve problems causing disease. Later studies have shown this is not true and the manipulations chiros engage in are a form of deep massage but not diagnostic or curative. ...Read more

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Do chiropractic adjustments usually hurt?

Do chiropractic adjustments usually  hurt?

Not Typically: Chiropractic is typically a very comfortable procedure, however, during acute phases, when tissues are already inflamed and there is some discomfort, the adjustment may be somewhat sensitive. Talk to your Doctor of Chiropractic and express any concerns. There are over 300 chiropractic techniques, some involving instruments, or specialized table to make you more comfortable. ...Read more

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Does chiropractics really heal or is it all just quackery?

Not logical: Chiro offers a strenuous massage which frequently feels very good. It cannot diagnosis anything, and offers no cure for anything. To be fair, most chiros are educated a schools of chiropractory at which place the professor tells them this stuff works. Would they doubt such an authority figure? And it is lucrative. ...Read more

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