Does Chiropractic Really Work? A Letter to Those Who Have Doubt
In my 22 years of practicing Chiropractic, I’ve met so many people who don’t believe in Chiropractic. Many of them are just ignorant. Many of them have never been introduced to what Chiropractic is and does. Many are afraid of Chiropractic as if it’s spooky, evil or dangerous.
Then theres always my favorite unbeliever in Chiropractic; the person who has seen Chiropractic work in friends, family and loved ones and still chooses to disbelieve. I met one of these types a few days ago. I asked him what it was about Chiropractic that’s not believable?
Of course he couldn’t answer this question, because he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I decided that I would write a blog for the unbelievable unbeliever in Chiropractic.
Let’s take a look at the unarguable anatomical facts.
The adult human skeleton has a complex architecture that includes 206 named bones connected by cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and three types of joints. These joints are classified by anatomy textbooks as:
- Immovable like your skull bones (If you’re curious, skull bones are only immovable in dead bodies).
- Slightly movable-like your spinal column.
- Freely movable-like your shoulders, arms and legs.
Out of the 26 slightly movable vertebral bodies, there exists spinal nerves that exit between these vertebral segments. These spinal nerves connect your brain to your body. They control and organize everything!
Everybody understands that a person can dislocate a joint. A dislocated joint could be described as slight to severe. With a dislocated joint comes dysfunction and pain. This dysfunction and pain could be described as slight to severe.
Another thing you’ll notice with a dislocated joint is that the pain and dysfunction spreads to the organs and tissues its connected to. If you dislocate your elbow, your hand isn’t going to work very well.
Here’s what I want to ask the Chiropractic unbelievers. How is it so difficult to believe that the pressure placed on these spinal nerves by these slightly movable and slightly dislocated spinal bones, could cause pain and dysfunction in your body?
What’s there to disbelieve? Have you ever experienced back and/or neck pain before? Where do you think it comes from?
If you’re curious about the relationship between your spinal column and your health, it’s a good idea to call me. I’m going to show you something really cool.