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Chiropractic Medicine Holisticonline.com

Effectiveness Of Chiropractic 

The best available scientific evidence for chiropractic concerns acute back pain, chronic neck pain, and tension headaches. Some of this evidence is fairly convincing. It is generally stronger than the evidence for conventional physical therapy techniques.

The greatest strength of chiropractic is in treatment of neuro- musculoskeletal conditions such as sprain or strain-type injuries of the back and adjacent structures. Their strongest suit is low back conditions. This is followed by neck, head, and arm problems, especially migraine headaches, tension headaches, stiff necks, and torticollis. The next strongest area would be extra spinal conditions such as problems in the knees, wrists, elbows, ankles, and other joints.

For low back pain, research has helped make it possible to predict fairly reliably which individuals will benefit. For conditions with more vague complaints or with visceral manifestation like gastritis, asthma, or allergies, the predictability of benefit is lower, although there is much anecdotal evidence that these conditions too can benefit. 

Acupuncture and/or movement therapies can be combined with chiropractic manipulation for an amplified effect. 

Animal studies showed that spinal manipulation can produce a number of physical responses, such as decreased blood pressure and renal and adrenal nerve activity. It may also enhance immune function by increasing metabolic rates of certain white blood cells and increasing other substances that play a role in immune regulation and inflammation. These studies also show that spinal adjustment can reduce levels of inflammatory Prostaglandins and possibly increase levels of beta-endorphins, the natural painkillers in the body.

Chiropractic has been believed to be useful in treating the following conditions:

Arthritis 

Asthma 

Back problems

Bedwetting

Bronchitis

Bursitis 

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Cervical disk herniation 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 

Coughs

Dizziness

Earache

Fainting

Headache 

High Blood Pressure 

Hyperactivity

Indigestion

Infant colic

Infertility

Menstrual problems

Migraine

Multiple sclerosis 

Muscle Cramps

Neuralgia 

Osteoporosis

Pain, Chronic 

Pneumonia

Pregnancy problems

Premenstrual Syndrome 

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) 

Sciatica

Sprains and Strains

Tendinitis 

TMJ Syndrome 

 

"Chiropractic care is a cost-effective alternative to the management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. It is also safer, increasingly accepted by the public as reflected in the growing utilization and high patient retention rates and there is much and repeated evidence that patients prefer chiropractic over other forms of care for the more common musculoskeletal conditions. The integration of chiropractic into the health care system should serve to reduce health care costs, improve accessibility to needed care, and improve health outcomes. There is an extensive body of literature demonstrating that chiropractic care for NMS disorders is effective though there (are) studies that question or dispute this finding. Suffice to say that there is not nearly as much nor as convincing evidence for the effectiveness of medical management of these conditions. Additionally, there is a strong and compelling consensus that chiropractic is safer, and patient satisfaction is higher than for other professions."

"The Economic Case for the Integration of Chiropractic Services into the Health Care System", by Pran Manga, Ph.D., University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 

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