Chiropractic care is based on the premise that good health depends in part upon a normally functioning nervous system.
Chiropractors understand that many of the body's dysfunctions can be linked to nerve interference, caused by abnormal pressure or irritation of the spinal nerves. By relieving this pressure and restoring proper nerve flow, symptoms can often be relieved and good health can often be restored.
Chiropractors base this knowledge on years of study and research into the biomechanics of the human body and the cause and effect that injuries have on the spinal system, as well as the overall health of an individual.
Chiropractic research and its effectiveness in treating many common problems is readily documented. In addition, chiropractic has undergone six formal government inquiries during the past 20 years. These inquiries have found contemporary chiropractic to be health care safe, effective, and cost-effective in treatment of many musculoskeletal problems.
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Results from one of many resent government sponsored studies:
"We are satisfied that spinal manipulation therapy can be beneficial... and that chiropractors are the practitioners best qualified to administer it. We are further that treatment by a trained chiropractor carries minimal risk - less risk perhaps, than spinal manual therapy administered by other practitioners because of the intensive training that only chiropractors undergo. We are satisfied that although the chiropractors may not cure life-threatening diseases, he certainly improves the daily lot of many people. Without him, the quality of life of many would be less bearable" (Chiropractic in New Zealand Report).
Chiropractic in New Zealand Report, Government Printer Wellington, New Zealand.