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Chiropractic and Health, The Year in Review (Part 1)

What we thought we would do for the last few columns of the year, is review some of the conditions we have covered over the past twelve months and summarize some of the research findings relating to these conditions.

We started the year covering many different subjects relating to pregnancy and children's health, as we treat lots of little patients and we have found that children respond wonderfully to chiropractic. Here's what we covered relative to pediatric chiropractic and research (for references or copies of previous articles, please contact our office, or you can visit www.icpa4kids.org/research/chiropractic.htm for references)

- Labour pain and time was decreased by up to 40% by chiropractic adjustments

- Up to 80% of newborn infants have a chiropractic subluxation at birth and should be checked by a chiropractor

- Colic was treated successfully in 94% of cases

- Ear infections were treated successfully in 85% of cases

- Bedwetting can be helped through chiropractic adjustments

- Asthma patients improved in up to 90% of cases

- ADHD patients responded better to chiropractic than medication in one study

- Growing pains patients often find relief with chiropractic adjustments

- Sports performance was improved by 30%

I'm sure some of you are wondering why chiropractic is so efficient at treating so many different conditions? How can one simple health care intervention like chiropractic adjustments have such success in conditions that seem unrelated to each other?

The answer lies in the fact that chiropractic is not a treatment directed at any of these conditions. The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to remove interference to the nervous system, the master controller of the entire body. Once the interference is removed, the body can do what it was programmed and designed to do: function perfectly and heal itself. It's as simple as that.