Chiropractic is Safe.
Records form insurance and court cases have constantly shown that
chiropractic is the safest portal of entry health care available to the
public today. Although no healthcare procedures are 100% safe,
chiropractic stands on its record of safety and effectiveness unmatched
Doctors of Chiropractic are licensed in all 50 states.
DCs have been licensed and recognized for many decades in all states, the
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Chiropractic is recognized by governmental health care programs.
Chiropractic is included in Medicare, Medicaid, Federal Employees Health
Care Benefits Programs, Federal Workers' Compensation and all state
workers' compensation programs. Chiropractic students are qualified to
receive federal student loan assistance and DCs are authorized to be
commissioned as health care officers in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The practice of chiropractic is based on sound scientific principles.
The existence of the nervous system as the primary control mechanism of
the body is an undisputed scientific fact. Its relationship with the spine
is the focus of the practice of chiropractic. The spine develops in utero
to provide two primary functions: (1) allow for freedom of movement and
(2) house and protect the spinal cord. When the vertebrae of the spine
become misaligned through trauma or repetitive injury, two major
consequences will result: (1) the range of motion becomes limited and (2)
spinal nerves emerging from the spinal cord are compromised. DCs use the
term "subluxation" to describe such disruptions. Interruption of nerve
flow can eventually lead to pain, disability, and an overall decrease in
the quality of life. Conversely, the removal of that interference has been
shown to have significant, lasting health benefits. Through the adjustment
of the subluxation, the doctor of chiropractic endeavors to restore normal
nerve expression. The body is then able to respond appropriately to any
imbalance in the system, thus relieving symptoms and restoring health.
Doctors of chiropractic provide effective, low-cost health care for a wide
range of conditions.
Studies conducted according to the highest scientific standards and
published by organizations not affiliated in any way with chiropractic
institutions or associations continue to show the clinical appropriateness
and effectiveness of chiropractic care. One of the most recent, funded by
the Ontario Ministry of Health, stated emphatically that:
"On the evidence, particularly the most scientifically valid clinical
studies, spinal manipulation applied by chiropractors is shown to be more
effective than alternative treatments for low back pain...There would be
highly significant cost savings if more management of low back pain was
transferred from physician to chiropractors."
'A' Street Clinic of Chiropractic, PLLC
Donald W. Olson, DC, FASBE, DACS
1020 A St. SE, Suite 4
Auburn, WA. 98002
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