How Chiropractic Care Can Enhance Your Well-being
Assessing the Benefits and Risks of Chiropractic Treatment

The information and treatment in the posts produces innumerable benefits to the patient, among those are reduction of pain, increased mobility of joints and general flexibility, and balanced stimulation of the nervous system through the many chiropractic techniques. The chiropractic adjustment also known as spinal manipulation is just one of many techniques used and all techniques are varied according to the patient history, age, health and condition. Our DHA licensed chiropractors are highly trained in history taking, examination and diagnosis which directs them to determine the correct treatment protocol for each individual patient. Each patient is carefully assessed to ensure that the benefits far outweigh any risks of treatment.

Benefits are many fold but include getting back to a normal lifestyle without pain, being able to exercise well again, regaining flexibility, improving posture and, in many cases, needing less or no more pain medication (with the toll they take on other organs) or surgery.

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What to Expect After Chiropractic Care
Understanding Post-Treatment Effects

Post treatment effects (in most patients effects are just beneficial) are mostly short lived and easily alleviated with rest, hot or cold packs and if required an over the counter anti-inflammatory which your chiropractor can recommend. Please follow any advice on daily activities that your chiropractic practitioner suggests. Different areas of the spine and other joints will have varying side effects, though the vast majority of patients experience little or no adverse effects. Mildly increased local pain, headache, dizziness and fatigue are the most common effects but they usually last for only 24 to 48 hours. Concerned patients should consult their chiropractor if symptoms persist or are severe.

As with any medical procedure there are some risks that have been documented and discussed in the past, which have been well researched in the literature and in most cases no current evidence has been found of any causal factors. Your chiropractor can point you to this research if you would like to read it. Much of it can be found following the links below.

Finally, rest assured that a thorough consultation with the chiropractor is always carried out before any procedures are performed, to ensure that your treatment is safe for you. Since risks are often dependent on the health of patient, please discuss your health issues with your chiropractor on your first consultation and whenever you notice or are diagnosed with any new health issues.

Links to Recent Chiropractic Studies
Exploring Chiropractic Research: Insights and Impact on Pain Management

Delve into a wealth of chiropractic research studies, each shedding light on the safety, efficacy, and influence of chiropractic care in various domains of health. From assessing the risk-benefit dynamics in cervical artery dissection during manual therapy to comparing chiropractic and medical care for spinal and musculoskeletal conditions, these studies offer valuable insights into the world of chiropractic treatment. Explore their findings to make informed decisions about your health and pain management strategies.

Recent Studies:

In-Depth Research Resources
Explore Comprehensive PDFs on Chiropractic Studies
An Assessment of Nonoperative Management Strategies in a Herniated Lumbar Disc Population: Successes Versus Failures.
Clinical effectiveness of manipulation and mobilisation interventions for the treatment of non-specific neck pain: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Effectiveness of chiropractic manipulation versus sham manipulation for recurrent headaches in children aged 7–14 years – a randomised clinical trial.
Effects of spinal manipulative therapy on inflammatory mediators in patients with non-specific low back pain: a non-randomized controlled clinical trial.
The Effectiveness and Harms of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for the Treatment of Acute Neck and Lower Back Pain: A Systematic Review.
Evidence-based guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults with Headache.
Impact of Spinal Manipulation on Migraine Pain & Disability – Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis.
Chiropractic Treatment for Headache and Lower Back Pain.