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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 you recommend chiropractic medicine?

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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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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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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Does chiropractics really heal or is it all just quackery?

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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Which one is more beneficial chiropractic adjustment or a massage?

Which one is more  beneficial chiropractic adjustment or a massage?

Condition Specific: While all spinal conditions show the best results with a combination of spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjustments) and physical rehabilitation. Massage may be beneficial to assist with acute pain and to facilitate chiropractic and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What is your view on chiropractic medicine? Do you think it works? Why?

Helps for back pain: Multiple studies have demonstrated that spinal manipulation for low back pain, both acute and chronic, is helpful. It was more effective than medication and at least as helpful as massage or physical therapy. Most back pain gets better regardless but chiropractic care is a technique to hasten pain recovery & improve function. Spinal manipulation may alter pain perception and improve mobility. ...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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Know chiropractic improves posture & makes u stand more erect but is it just minimal height gain or can it be as signif as 3 inches? Not hunched prior

Know chiropractic improves posture & makes u stand more erect but is it just minimal height gain or can it be as signif as 3 inches? Not hunched prior

3 inches: If you are not hunched over you will not become 3 inches taller. If you are hunched over you should see a spine specialist. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Is posture improve after chiropractic (making u stand taller) permanent yrs after visits stop or like height in am does it eventually return to normal

Is posture improve after chiropractic (making u stand taller) permanent yrs after visits stop or like height in am does it eventually return to normal

Common sense says..: .. if you permanently improve your posture, that you should reap the benefit that will bring permanently, as long as you continue the improved posture. When one ages, however, esp starting in the 60s, our vertebral column "shrinks" from degenerative disease and loss of bone strength, and we lose any where from 2-4 inches in height. ...Read more

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Did chiropractic make me permanently taller? After visits I'm now 3 inches taller. Posture not bad to begin with, not hunched. Im 39.Is this possible?

Did chiropractic make me permanently taller? After visits I'm now 3 inches taller. Posture not bad to begin with, not hunched. Im 39.Is this possible?

Hocus Pocus: You are now standing more erect. No-one can make you permanently taller. Nature and time will make you shorter. Yes, lying down will let your discs swell and may make you taller or more correctly longer until you stand up for a while. A chiro trick is to let you lie down while they apply traction. If you lie down long enuf you will measure a tad taller but that will be gone before you reach home. ...Read more

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How would one select a good chiropracticor?

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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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 are chiropractic and osteopathy different?

How are chiropractic and osteopathy different?

There is a differenc: Chiropractors are trained on the spine and joints only. Osteopathic physicians are trained in all of medicine with additional training in manipulation of joints and spine. ...Read more

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How will a chiropractic care differ from a massage?

How will a chiropractic care differ from a massage?

Centrally Integrated: Doctors of Chiropractic focus on the nervous system and will address spinal and other joint dysfunction by adjusting the joints, stimulating the brain to improve symptoms and change function. They provide care for nerves, muscles and joints. Massage addresses muscles specifically, and Doctors of Chiropractic may work in conjunction with a massage therapist if more than a few muscle s effected. ...Read more

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Why are some doctors skeptical of chiropractic medicine?

Why are some doctors skeptical of chiropractic medicine?

Because many have-: -unsubstantiated claims such as boosting your immune system, or feel with proper adjustments you don't need immunizations. They seem to mislead people in this way. For back or neck strains they are fine. I have some i refer my patients to often, I know them personally & know they don't overstep their training. ...Read more

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Does chiropractic medicine help people with back problems?

Does chiropractic medicine help people with back problems?

Occasionally: Chiropractic is a form of massage; it is not medicine. Chiros use an outmoded theory of disease causation and then administer a deep massage which can help the feeling and pain but they offer no proper dfiagnosis or cure. It is best to see your general doctor or an orthopedic specialist first to rule out serious issues. ...Read more

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Could I have damaged my disc during my chiropractic visit?

Could I have damaged my disc during my chiropractic visit?

Disc damage: If you were seeing a chiropractor in the first place you were most likely already having back pain. while i is possible to damage a disc during an aggressive chiropractic manipulation it is more likely that there was already something wrong with your disc. ...Read more