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Why Get Adjusted?

What you should know

1. It’s good for your nervous system

This is the system that controls and regulates every single function in your body.


Haldeman, S. Neurological Effects of the Adjustment. JMPT 2000; 23

2. It’s good for your posture

The author of the supporting paper also suggests that you may need more than one or two adjustments if you want to train yourself out of poor postural habits.


Troyanovich et al. Structural rehabilitation of the spine and posture: rational for treatment beyond resolution of symptoms. JMPT 1998

3. It’s good for your brain function

There is evidence to suggest that getting adjusted may help improve vision, reading ability, memory, alertness and energy levels.


Terret, A.G. Cerebral dysfunction: a theory to explain some of the effects of Chiropractic manipulation. Chiropractic Technique 1993; 5.

 4. It keeps your joints young and well lubricated

An adjustment can help restore normal joint movement and mechanics and help remove joint adhesions or scar tissue.


Nugent-Derfus GE, et al. Continuous passive motion applied to whole joints stimulates chondrocyte biosynthesis of PRG4. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2007 May;15(5):566-74.

5. It is good for your overall health

Measurement of ‘serum thiol levels’ reveal the higher the level, the healthier you are and therefore the lower your risk of disease. People without pain or symptoms who were getting adjusted had high serum thiol levels.


Surrogate Indication of DNA Repair in Serum After Long Term Chiropractic Intervention – A Retrospective Study
Clayton J. Campbell Bio, Christopher Kent Bio, Arthur Banne Bio, Amir Amiri Bio, and Ronald W. Pero Bio. JVSR. February 18, 2005 May;15(5):566-74.

6. It is good for your family

Especially babies with colic, as it may stop them crying and this makes mummy and daddy happier.


The Short-term Effect of Spinal Manipulation in the Treatment of Infantile Colic: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial with a Blinded Observer.
Wiberg JMM, Nordsteen J, Nilsson N. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1999 (Oct); 22 (8): 517-522

7. It can make you more flexible

This article uses hamstrings as an example of how being adjusted and stretching can help your muscles to relax.


Fox, M. Effect on hamstring flexibility of hamstring stretching compared to hamstring stretching and sacroiliac joint manipulation. Clinical Chiropractic – Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2006, Pages 21-32

 8. It can make you you muscles stronger and more flexible

Quite an in-depth explanation into why getting adjusted can improve neurological control and muscle strength.


Smith DL, Cox RH. Muscular strength and chiropractic: theoretical mechanisms and health implications. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1999-2000; 3(4):1-13.

9. It can improve your coordination

Significant improvement to hand-eye coordination are noted in this article following a series of adjustments.


Dean L. Smith, DC, PhD, Marvin J. Dainoff, PhD, and Jane P. Smith, DC. & The effect of a Chiropractic adjustment on movement time… Fitts law. JMPT May 2006

10. It’s an effective treatment for back pain

Chiropractic came out on top in this article relative to hospital out-patient physiotherapy treatment.


Meade et al. Low back pain of mechanical origin: randomised comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment. British Medical J, 1991.

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