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Interesting Facts About Chiropractic

Like most patients who are new to chiropractic, you may have a lot of questions about the profession.  In this blog are some interesting facts about chiropractic that should answer your questions and more.

First of all, doctors of chiropractic are physician level healthcare providers who focus on the whole person as part of their hands-on, nondrug approach to pain management.  In addition, they have special expertise in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions that may inhibit movement and physical activity.

Below are a few interesting facts about chiropractic:

  • One of the most successful chiropractors ever was actually blind.

  • All 32 NFL teams have their own chiropractor to maintain wellness, and treat musculoskeletal strain and injury; therefore, enhancing performance.

  • Chiropractors are real doctors. They go through a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, lab and clinical internships during their 4 year doctoral graduate program.

  • Infants can benefit greatly from chiropractic care. After all, birth can be pretty hard on a little body. The adjustment is adapted to suit the needs of an infant and is perfectly safe.

  • Adjustments sometimes cause a popping sound in your back that may scare some patients. Also, it can sound like your bone is being cracked, but in reality, this sound is simply air escaping your joints where it is built up.

  • An injured worker is 28 times less likely to have spinal surgery if the first point of contact is a DC rather than a surgeon.

  • The first chiropractic adjustment was given in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer (the father of chiropractic) who helped a janitor, Harvey Lillard, regain his hearing after a back injury he suffered 17 years prior.

  • Chiropractic patients are generally healthier than the rest of the population. A seven-year study abstract tracked patients who saw a chiropractor as their primary care doctor. They had 83 percent fewer pharmaceutical costs, 62 percent fewer outpatient surgeries and 60 percent fewer hospital admissions.

  • Lastly, roughly over 1 million adjustments take place a day around the globe! That’s a lot of relief happening. Make sure to get in for your adjustment and feel the best version of you.