Chiropractic Health




This is a pretty important topic considering I work in a chiropractor’s office! If I didn’t believe that chiropractic care was key to someone’s health and well being, I wouldn’t be working for such an amazing chiropractor!


Chiropractic can do a lot for you! Below are just a few things that it can help benefit you and your health.


Chiropractic care can…

  1. Help improve joint mobility, function, and health.
  2. Help make tight muscles loose and loose muscles tight and it improves the contractibility (strength) of the muscle.
  3. Decrease degeneration of joints and connective tissues (arthritis).
  4. Help decrease the on-going inflammatory process associated with a subluxation. (A subluxation is the condition of a vertebrae that has lost its proper juxtaposition with the one above or the one below, or both; to an extent less than a luxation; which impinges nerves and interferes with the transmission of mental impulses. Also known as feeling out of place).
  5. Help improve circulation taking stagnant blood out and bringing new blood in.
  6. Help improve circulation taking stagnant blood out and bringing new blood in.
  7. Help speed up any recovery process.
  8. Improve nerve system functions and an individual’s nerve ability to carry nerve impulses more efficiently.
  9. Help strengthen the immune system.
  10. Improve an individual’s organ system function (heart, lung, sinuses, digestive, etc.).
  11. Help improve a person’s disposition (your mood tends to be more on the happier side).
  12. Help calm a hyperactive mind and energize a depressed mind.
  13. Increase energy, vitality and improves sleep functions.
  14. Help relieve and improve prenatal discomfort.
  15. Decrease the adverse effects of stress.
  16. Help improve athletic performance (for ANY sport).
  17. Help improve the quality of life by enhancing a person’s values in enjoyment and fulfillment.
  18. Help with the prevention for sickness, disease, and pain overall. *This one is hard to prove because there are no control group or measurable factors to prove wellness.
  19. Improve overall health and wellness for infants and children.
  20. Improve cognitive ability (allows you to think better).
  22.  Has been proven to decrease low back pain in half the time and at half the cost of medical intervention.
  23. Chiropractic has been proven to lower blood pressure.
  24. Improve breast feeding, colic and reflux in infants.


Fun fact: The first chiropractic treatment was given by a Canadian immigrant to an African American in Davenport Iowa-Go USA!


Chiropractic is a fundamental form of healthcare that started in 1895 in the US. Though is was new at that time is was built on very old concepts and ideas of healing. The original chiropractors sought to restore health to the body by activating its inherent intelligence and facilitate its inherent ability to heal itself through spinal manipulation. It does work, however, it is not a magic pill. Sometimes it works beautifully and other times it doesn’t. You cannot force it to work, but you can allow it to work. It’s safe, non-toxic, and relatively inexpensive to costly procedures medicine can have. It cannot replace medicine but can work well with it. 


To chiropractic physicians, the body is not reduced to a machine or chemical factory but as a presence that has the capacity of expression and is the source of its healing. A ghost in the machine as you will, which I like to think of as Mother Nature. We as a profession do not have the funds nor political power to dominate and garner the best and majority of the research dollars as to placate all doubt of everyone that chiropractic helps. We really do not need to, to be honest. We see our adjustments work everyday in ways we cannot fathom and most of our patients experience this too. It is more than worthy to be worth a try. If you are a chiropractic patient ask your chiropractor if he can help with health problems you may not think they can help.


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*This blog is a collaboration between Dr. Michael McCall and Jessica Carn!