Additional Benefits of Natural, Drugless Chiropractic Care


This article © Dr. Rick Allen of Cascade Wellness Clinic

“Additional Benefits of Natural, Drugless Chiropractic Care
(More than Relief of Headaches and Low Back Pain!)

Far too many people still believe that chiropractic care isn’t necessary unless they’re suffering excruciating headache or low back pain. The millions who do receive regular adjustments and have a natural, healthy lifestyle know that chiropractic can resolve their back pain, and more and more may also be learning about the potential non-musculoskeletal benefits.
Chiro Benefits Graph
Graph showing benefits of Chiropractic Care

Typical observations that chiropractors see in their patients include:

  • Better athletic performance
  • Faster, more complete recovery from injuries
  • Better nervous system function – which controls every aspect of your body
  • Better immune system function – fight off disease naturally
  • Healthier moms – easier pregnancy and delivery
  • Healthier babies – less in-utero constraint and subsequent scoliosis
  • Healthier kids – less ear infections, asthma, bed-wetting, etc.
  • Healthier adults – more energy and productivity
  • Healthier seniors – better balance, less likelihood of falling that often causes hip fracture
  • Overall natural vitality

The beneficial effects of chiropractic adjustment of the spine were demonstrated in a recent study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Twenty consecutive patients from each of 87 Swedish chiropractor’s offices (1,504 total patients) completed questionnaires within two weeks of previous treatment. The questionnaires documented numerous reported improvements in non-musculoskeletal symptoms, including:

  • Easier to breathe (98 patients),
  • Improved digestive function (92 patients),
  • Clearer/better/sharper vision (49 patients),
  • Improved circulation (34 patients),
  • Less ringing in the ears (10 patients),
  • Acne/eczema better (8 patients),
  • Dysmennorhea (painful menstruation) better (7 patients), and
  • Asthma/allergies improved (6 patients).

The number of spinal areas adjusted was also related to the number of positive reactions. Fifteen percent of patients reported positive reactions after having a single area adjusted; 35% of patients reported positive reactions after having four areas adjusted. Overall, 23% of chiropractic patients reported experiencing positive changes in symptoms that were not musculoskeletal in nature.

Have you experienced non-musculoskeletal benefits following chiropractic care, and if so, have you told your doctor of chiropractic? Always report any reactions (good or bad) you experience during or following an adjustment.”


Enjoy the health benefits of Natural, Drugless Chiropractic Care! Contact American Chiropractic or call 904-674-0193 to make an appointment and start feeling and looking better.


This article © Dr. Rick Allen, Cascade Wellness Clinic

Reference: Leboeuf-Yde C, Axen I, Ahlefeldt G, et al. “The types and frequencies of improved non-musculoskeletal symptoms reported after chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Nov./Dec. 1999: Vol. 22, No. 9, pp 559-64.