Chiropractic has made its name known by treating back and neck pain. In fact, many clinical studies have shown chiropractic to be more than 85 percent effective in treating conditions causing low back pain.

Today people are wanting more out of their health care than just the traditional model. They are looking for alternative ways to treat all kinds of diseases, such as ear infections, colic, heartburn, constipation and other ailments. As the world moves forward with questions on health care, it is turning to chiropractic for more.

A few years ago, an article was published by WebMD that proved chiropractic can lower blood pressure naturally without the use of drugs or surgery. Research leader George Bakris, M.D., observed that 50 hypertensive patients were divided into two groups, one receiving highly precise adjustments of the atlas vertebra, as practiced by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.

“When the statistician brought me the data,” he said, “I actually didn’t believe it. It was way too good to be true. But we checked everything, and there it was. The procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood pressure medications given in combination, and it seems to be adverse-effect free. We saw no side effects and no problems.”

This is one of many reasons people are looking to chiropractic for natural health — the way God intended the body to function.

Chiropractors have been claiming these kinds of results anecdotally for more than 100 years, with none of the risks or dangers of drugs and other medical procedures. It is refreshing to see that scientists who are willing to look at the real feedback and data are beginning to realize the power of the adjustment, and the possibilities that come along with chiropractic care.

Among the growing population of people turning to chiropractic care are moms who are taking their kids to chiropractors for many of the diseases described above. However, many kids are being adjusted for the prevention of problems and not just getting care for the removal of symptoms. Why?  Because by the time the body shows any symptoms, it is already too late. The human body has already started the degenerative disease process once they start perceiving pain.

Chiropractic care allows the body to function correctly. It is a scientific fact that your brain, spinal cord and the spinal nerves control every aspect of your body. Any imbalance in your spine can cause an adverse effect to the overall health of your body. This imbalance in your spine is called a subluxation. A subluxation involves misaligned bones interfering with nerves. It also involves muscles becoming too tight or weak, discs, ligaments or other connective tissue that can become inflamed and the formation of bone spurs and arthritic degeneration.

Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of “above down inside out,” meaning the body heals from the inside and portrays that health outward. If your body is not functioning 100 percent effectively, it will not produce health outward. Instead, your body will be in a state of dis-ease. What controls this “above down inside out” healing power? The nervous system — and that is what chiropractic care helps.

This is how chiropractic is different. It is a proactive health care that not only improves your state of health, but it also allows your body to adapt to lifestyle stress every day.

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