I always love it when people in my practice tell me how great they continually feel, that the benefits of regular chiropractic care continue and that their body’s are always improving.
It’s not because they are “addicted to getting adjusted” or because we have created some type of dependency within their body by working together.
It’s quite simply because the body as a whole works better when the brain and spinal cord can direct all internal functions without interference.
Consider this research:
In 2005, a landmark study found evidence that chiropractic care can reduce oxidative stress in the body. Oxidative stress plays a role in a whole host of diseases and disorders: Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and many others. Thiols are compounds in the body that act as antioxidants, reacting with free radicals to neutralize them. Serum levels of thiols reflect DNA’s capacity to repair itself, and can be used to measure aging and disease status.
The study participants who received chiropractic care for 2 or more years had higher serum thiol levels in their body. Some of the chiropractic patients even had serum thiol levels higher than what is associated with normal health and wellness!
Based on these findings and consistent with all other health habits, chiropractic as a preventative or wellness strategy just makes sense. Find out for yourself!