It has long been determined that chiropractic is the most well-utilized alternative health care system in the world. This no doubt due to the effectiveness of chiropractic in relieving back and neck pain, but what about those countless millions of chiropractic adjustments delivered to patients who have no pain. These patients chose to continue their care even after their pain goes away; why? First and foremost, it is because they know that their condition has progressed to the point that continued support care is necessary to keep the pain at bay. However, there are a growing number of patient who chose regular chiropractic care not just to keep pain away, but to improve their overall health and well-being, as well. Can this be possible? Yes, and we have the proof.
A blood marker known as serum thiol is a measure of human health status. Serum thiol levels are lowest in sickness and are at the highest when we are at our healthiest. In an original research study, Surrogate Indication of DNA Repair in Serum after Long-Term Chiropractic Intervention, they looked at three different groups of individuals; those who have an active disease or who have musculoskeletal complaints, those who have been under chiropractic care between 8 and 52 weeks, and those who have been under active chiropractic care for between 52 and 312 weeks.
The result of the study clearly demonstrated that there was a statistically significant difference in serum thiol levels in the three groups. The first group, those patients who were experiencing active symptoms, had the lowest serum thiol levels. Patients who received between 8 and 52 weeks of chiropractic had higher serum thiol levels, while those patients who were under active care for between 52 and 312 weeks had the highest levels of serum thiol.
While this is a landmark study that proves the efficacy of chiropractic care, it is not necessarily what drives the use and popularity of chiropractic. Rather, it is patient satisfaction. With that in mind, our goal is to provide exceptional patient satisfaction. Please do not hesitate to let us know if we do not meet this goal with you.
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