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Chiropractic Restores Function
It can be easy to focus on pain relief as the only important outcome in health care. However, pain is always just a small piece of the pie when it comes to your health, and declining health can occur even in the absence of pain. Helping the body return to healthy balanced function by removing stressors and providing the essentials our body needs should be the goal of health care. Chiropractic care’s ability to allow for a return to normal function is documented in the literature, and below is a sampling of that research.
“This study suggests that cervical spine manipulation may alter cortical somatosensory processing and sensorimotor integration. These findings may help to elucidate the mechanisms responsible for the effective relief of pain and restoration of functional ability documented following spinal manipulation treatment.”
“Spinal manipulation appears to prevent fatigue developed during maximal contractions. Spinal manipulation appears to alter the net excitability of the low-
“These results suggest that asymptomatic (no pain) people with a history of SCNP (subclinical neck pain) have reduced elbow JPS (joint position sense) accuracy compared to those with no history of any neck complaints. Furthermore, the results suggest that adjusting dysfunctional cervical segments in people with SCNP can improve their upper limb JPS accuracy.”
“The results of this preliminary clinical trial demonstrated that MFMA SMT (mechanical force, manually assisted spinal manipulative therapy) results in a significant increase in sEMG erector spinae isometric MVC muscle output (trunk muscle strength).”
“Several clinical studies indicate that spinal manipulation
alters central processing of mechanical stimuli evidenced
by increased pressure pain thresholds and decreased pain sensitivity in asymptomatic and symptomatic subjects following manipulation.