Over 300 Named Conditions!
Many people are aware that chiropractic is effective at treating such conditions as back pain, neck pain, and headaches and many patients are beginning to understand the importance of maintaining a healthy spine and posture in order to prevent future musculoskeletal problems. The effectiveness of chiropractic for the treatment of these painful joint conditions has been well documented and chiropractic in general is becoming much more accepted in mainstream healthcare.
The premise of chiropractic consists simply of the fact that the nervous system controls the function of all of the cells in the body. All body organs and systems must have good information from the nervous system in order to work properly and to work in concert with other parts of the body. Knowing then that the nervous system is housed in the cranium and the spinal column then makes it quite easy to understand that if there is damage to the protective spinal column, either on a individual segmental level or in the posture as a whole, information will be less efficient in travelling from the spinal column to the different muscles and organs of the body.
Since the beginnings of the profession, many doctors have been keeping records of the different conditions that have been helped under chiropractic care and in the proper maintenance of the spinal column and posture. Now, with the help of the International Chiropractic Association, the public and the profession have documentation showing improvement in over 300 named conditions from abdominal pain to vertigo. The ICA Best Practices (www.icabestpractices.org) is a government document that enables practitioners to have the resources to help patients in ways that go well beyond back pain and headaches. With thousands of references, the public can now see that improving the spine and posture can have far-reaching effects on overall health and wellbeing.
Chiropractic has evolved significantly since the beginning over 100 years ago. Simply “popping” joints or undergoing spinal manipulation has been shown to decrease pain and increase range-of-motion in the involved segments, however only with the work done by Donald D. Harrison PhD, DC, MSE has chiropractic been able to move from just symptom relief to valid, repeatable, reliable methods of correcting the spine and posture. The analysis used at Benchmark Medical Group and other clinics that practice CBP® worldwide differs from traditional chiropractic in that we have methods that remove the guesswork and provide a scientific foundation for treating numerous conditions. There really is a difference between traditional chiropractors and CBP® doctors, and if you would like to experience that difference for yourself, please contact us today!
Dr. Jason W. Haas