What are some fun facts about chiropractors?

What are some fun facts about chiropractors?

Did you know you are 28 times less likely to undergo spinal surgery if the first medical professional you contact is a D.C. rather than a surgeon? One of the most common symptoms treated by chiropractic care, lower back pain, could cost up to 20% percent less if it is first treated by a DC instead of a MD.

Why are chiropractors interesting?

Chiropractic is recognized and regulated by law in over 49 countries! And in the United States, DCs are licensed in all 50 states! An injured worker is 28 times less likely to have spinal surgery if the first point of contact is a DC rather than a surgeon.

Is chiropractic proven effective?

Spinal manipulation and chiropractic care are generally considered safe, effective treatments for acute low back pain, the type of sudden injury that results from moving furniture or getting tackled.

Who was the first chiropractor?

Daniel David Palmer
Manual healing methods can be traced back to ancient times; however, it was not until the late 19th century that the chiropractic profession in the United States began to take shape. Daniel David Palmer is widely credited with giving the first chiropractic adjustment in 1895.

Can you be paralyzed from a chiropractor?

Chiropractor Causes Complete Paralysis: 46-Year-Old Woman Develops Locked-In Syndrome After Therapy Rips Vertebral Arteries. Canadian Sandy Nette recently made a miraculous if lengthy recovery from a complete paralysis brought on by a botched chiropractic adjustment.

What are the risks of going to a chiropractor?

Cancer in your spine. An increased risk of stroke. A known bone abnormality in the upper neck….Risks

  • A herniated disk or a worsening of an existing disk herniation.
  • Compression of nerves in the lower spinal column.
  • A certain type of stroke after neck manipulation.

What are some amazing facts about chiropractic?

“Chiropractic patients were found to be more satisfied with their back care providers after four weeks of treatment than were medical patients. Results from observational studies suggested that back pain patients are more satisfied with chiropractic care than with medical care.

What is chiropractic and do I really need a chiropractor?

spinal manipulation – using their hands to apply force to the muscles,bones and joints of the spine and neck

  • short,sharp thrusting movements
  • gradually moving your joints into different positions
  • pulling or stretching your muscles in different directions
  • Can chiropractic really help?

    One myth is that chiropractors only treat back pain. In fact, chiropractic care can also help to heal pain in the foot, elbow, shoulder, and neck. The same review cited by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health concluded that chiropractic treatment is not useful in treating:

    What are the disadvantages of Chiropractic?

    Possible Side Effects. Some patients may suffer side effects as a result of their chiropractic treatment.

  • Not for Everyone. Chiropractic treatment is not for everyone and there are several types of conditions which do not fit well with this alternative medical practice.
  • Cost.
  • Effectiveness.