"Chiropractic is not just for back pain." I know that seems like a constant refrain throughout this blog, but it's worth repeating because it's true.
Here's a segment from the PBS show Healing Quest which aired in late November. Dr. Robert Adams stars as a Chiropractic Neurologist (that is, a chiropractor who chooses to attend further training and specialization in the field of neurology, although, truth be told, all chiropractors are neurologists at heart).
The key take-away point from the video, in my opinion, is that the chiropractic adjustment in the spine affects nerve pathways in the brain. Most people, after receiving an adjustment, feel relief immediately in the area of concern: "It's my low back, Doctor... Ah, that's better." Because we feel pain in the low back, that's where we tend to focus our energies on feeling relief. But, as proven by Dr. Adams's work as well as multiple studies, the chiropractic adjustment has far-reaching impact on the entire nervous system, which in turn impacts every system and cell of your body.
Pretty exciting stuff, no?
Note: Dr. Robert Adams is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West, California, one of two sister schools of my alma mater Palmer College of Chiropractic, Iowa.
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