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If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It… Right?

Some of you may be wondering: I have no pain, should I see a chiropractor?

Aside from preventing possible health problems, chiropractic care can be very beneficial to asymptomatic subjects. A very interesting review of the scientific literature published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research in 2004 revealed fascinating results. Dr. Shawn Shannon reviewed over 20 studies that documented objective health benefits in subjects that were described as being asymptomatic healthy or free from physical injury.

What this means in plain English is that the authors of the studies reviewed were able to measure improvements in the health of people receiving chiropractic care, even if these people had no pain or other symptoms. The subjects that were adjusted by chiropractors showed improvements in muscle strength and balance, immunological responses, blood pressure, heart rate variability, aerobic capacity, ranges of motion, athletic performance, anxiety levels, pupillary diameter and beta endorphin levels, to name a few.

The conclusion of the review was nothing less than mind-boggling: “The data reviewed lend support to the contention that chiropractic adjustments, often for the purpose of correcting vertebral subluxation, confer measurable health benefits to people regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms. A significant amount of preliminary evidence supports that people without symptoms can benefit from chiropractic care. Improved function can be objectively measured in asymptomatic individuals following chiropractic care in a number of body systems often by relatively non-invasive means. It is plausible that chiropractic care may be of benefit to every function of the body and have the potential for long-term, overall health benefit to those receiving chiropractic care.” WOW! And you thought chiropractic was just for back pain!

Chiropractors are specialists in the detection and correction of vertebral subluxations. Subluxations in the spine can interfere with the delicate nerves connecting your brain to every single part of your body, even if you don’t feel it. Correcting these subluxations can have far-reaching effects in the function of many different body parts.

Have you and your loved ones been checked for subluxations lately?

Patient Stories

Brooklynn Svennes

Brooklynn Svennes has been our little patient since she was 17 days old. Her mother brought her in because "Grandma thought it was a good idea"! Brooklynn has been adjusted twice per month since and loves her adjustments! Both Mom and...

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Gabriel Nash-Vanderwall

Our patient of the month for August 2005 is Gabriel Nash-Vanderwall. Gabriel was checked and adjusted at 1 week old. He did not have any symptoms but his mother Kristi who has been a patient of ours for years, wanted him to get checked for...

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Patient Stories

Brooklynn Svennes

Brooklynn Svennes has been our little patient since she was 17 days old. Her mother brought her in because "Grandma thought it was a good idea"! Brooklynn has been adjusted twice per month since and loves her adjustments! Both Mom and Grandma notice that she has a much better attitude and is in a much better mood when getting adjusted regularly. At four years old now, Brooklynn has never had an ear infection, and she has never had any sickness other than approximately one cold a year. Brooklynn is a great example of the "silent miracle" of chiropractic, one of these kids who get checked and adjusted as soon after birth as possbile and regularly thereafter, and are just healthier than most other kids. Thank you Mom and Grandma for your trust!

Gabriel Nash-Vanderwall

Our patient of the month for August 2005 is Gabriel Nash-Vanderwall. Gabriel was checked and adjusted at 1 week old. He did not have any symptoms but his mother Kristi who has been a patient of ours for years, wanted him to get checked for optimal nerve function. A computerized scan was performed that showed severe interference (goes to show you that you CANNOT trust how you feel, or how your child behaves as a sign of subluxation!). Gabriel was put on a regular schedule of adjustments and a follow-up scan was performed 4 weeks later that showed a perfectly functioning nervous system! Thank you Kristi for trusting us with the health of your child and giving Gabriel the chance to have the best possible start in life!