Chiropractic has stood the test of time

Over the years, Chiropractic has been accused of not being "scientific". How do you define science? We are aware of the research funded by the dairy industry that shows milk is safe, as well as the pharmaceutical industry funding a research that claims their drugs are safe, all in the name of good science. These are examples of science being subjective.

In fact, 1987 the American Medical Association went up against the chiropractic profession in court calling it an "unscientific cult" and pushing for it to be banned as a medical practice. The court ruled against the AMA for several reasons including that "the AMA failed to establish that throughout the relevant period (1966-1980) their concern for scientific methods in patient care had been objectively reasonable" and found the attacks to be a conspiracy "to contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession" (Wilk v. American Medical Ass'n, 671 F. Supp. 1465, N.D. Ill. 1987). Chiropractic has survived in spite of these attacks. 

In fact, malpractice insurance is cheaper for chiropractors than general practitioners. Why? Because insurance companies have decided that chiropractic is a better bet. It has a longstanding record of high success and low risk. 

Chiropractic is licensed in all 50 states and is recognized world-over as safe and effective means in the healthcare system. Celebrities such as Tiger Woods, Demi Moore, and other are receiving chiropractic care and give testimony to its benefits.

But you do not have to be a celebrity to benefit from chiropractic care.

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Children and Chiropractic

How could a child wind up with a spine or nervous system problem? Children are actually at high risk for spine and nervous system issues for many reasons: traumatic births, learning to walk, frequent slips and falls etc. Yet, with such an incredible adaptive capacity, and a very quick ability to heal, grown-ups often brush off symptoms of such issues as "growing pains" or a "phase they're going through." Tragically, problems that start in childhood and remain uncorrected tend to continue and even worsen into adulthood. 

Additionally, patients often report that chiropractic has been helpful in ending colic, ear infections, erratic sleeping habits, bed-wetting, scoliosis, “growing pains” and many other childhood health concerns.

The fear that parents often have is that adjustments will be too forceful for their children. They assume that chiropractic adjustments are the same for adults and children. Not only are techniques used in adjustments tailored for each person's size and unique spinal issues, but an infant's spinal adjustment's will not require much force, as the long-standing muscle tightness seen in adults is absent in a child. A child's chiropractic adjustments are extremely gentle.

After knowing exactly how and where to adjust, young children, newborns and infants will be adjusted using nearly the same pressure you’d use to tap a key on a keyboard. And even after such a gentle touch, many parents have commented that they see nearly instant improvements in the wellness of their child.

MD vs. DC: What is a Doctor? What is a Chiropractor?

The notion of a "real" doctor has been created by mass media; to many it means one who is educated in medicine, prescribes drugs, provides advice or performs surgery. Doctors are "supposed to" sport white lab coats or surgical scrubs with stethoscopes wound around their necks. They are seen as nearly omniscient and omnipotent--hopefully able to save most patients in an hour or less and prescribe pills that will restore perfect health.

Though a medical doctor (MD) and a chiropractor (DC) are different in many ways, both have a vital place in healthcare. In addition, they both have received extensive education and a degree from a government accredited medical school or chiropractic college and are both licensed to practice.

But the similarity ends there. Each discipline often looks at health and healing with strikingly different perspectives.

Medical DoctorsChiropractors
  • Sees the disease
  • Studies the blood
  • Relies on drugs
  • Treats symptoms
  • Sees the person with the disease
  • Improves nervous system integrity
  • Reduces causes of nerve interference
  • Promotes proper bodily function

There are two very different philosophies of healing in play here. Both has its place. For broken bones or car accidents, you may desperately need the heroic lifesaving measures of emergency medical treatment. But for treatment and healing of chronic aches and pains, or for a desire to live well and prevent future health crisis, chiropractic provides the appropriate personal wellness promotion and total care.

Many parents report that health problems their children suffer from resolve with chiropractic care.
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