Why Choose Chiropractic Care?
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic is a specific system of aligning the segments of your spine (vertebra) so that they can function properly. This allows your nervous system to function better and, therefore, leads to a higher level of health. Chiropractic is similar to orthodontic correction except for the fact that we cannot put braces on your spinal bones. Individual spinal segments are gently moved on each visit to effect the position of your whole spine. Changes will take place until we reach the end result: a properly functioning spine, nervous system and better health for you as a whole.
How Does it Work?
Because the nervous system controls the function of every part of the body, a nervous system free from interference is crucial for proper health.
Through chiropractic adjustments, compression and irritation on the spinal joints and nerves (called vertebral subluxations) are removed. This then allows the body’s natural ability to heal itself (called innate intelligence) to return to the body.
The nervous system is free of interference, allowing the body to function optimally and the person to achieve true health.
How Can Dr. Muscara Help?
Muscara Chiropractic believes in a holistic approach to health, incorporating moderate exercise, a proper diet, adequate hydration, sufficient rest, and finally correct posture to fight the negative effects of gravity.
Dr. Muscara’s proven, pain-free chiropractic methods will put you on the most effective path to long term wellness.
“I believe Chiropractic to be the most scientific method of removing the real cause of disease, thereby allowing nature to resume normal action, which affects the recovery of the patient from bodily ailments.”
“Chiropractors are obtaining results that I could not have obtained with medicine and surgery.”
“Chiropractic may optimize whatever genetic abilities you have, so that you can fully resist disease. I’m very excited to see that without chemical intervention.”
Chiropractic Gets Results
In 1996, Ronald Pero, PhD., Chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor of medicine in Environmental Health of New York University began developing scientifically valid ways to estimate individual susceptibility to various chronic diseases. A research project at the University of Lund, in Lund, Sweden, showed that Chiropractic patients had 200 percent greater immune-competence than people who had not received Chiropractic. As quoted above, Pero concluded, “Chiropractic may optimize whatever genetic abilities you have, so that you can fully resist disease. I’m very excited to see that without chemical intervention.”
A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in 1995 on long-term treatment of low-back pain stated, “Chiropractic almost certainly confers worthwhile, long-term benefits in comparison with hospital outpatient management”.
In 1994, The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), published “Acute Low Back Problems in Adults” as part of its clinical practice guidelines. The panel, a multidisciplinary group of health care experts, developed recommendations on the treatment of acute low-back pain based on clinical evidence and extensive searches of the existing scientific literature, the findings concluded that spinal manipulation (Chiropractic adjustments) was “safe and effective,” and recommended it as an initial form of therapy for acute low-back pain sufferers.
A significant study published in Spine found that “compared to those who sought care (for low-back pain) from medical doctors, those who sought care from chiropractors were more likely to feel that treatment was helpful, more likely to be satisfied with their care and less likely to seek care from another provider for that same episode of pain.”
…patients suffering from back and/or neck complaints experience chiropractic care as an effective means of resolving or ameliorating pain and functional impairments, thus reinforcing previous results showing the benefits of chiropractic treatment for back and neck pain.” – Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Verhoefet al. (1997)
94% of colic cases cleared up within 14 days of commencing of Chiropractic care in a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. The results occurred shortly after the care had been initiated and showed both a reduction of the daily length of the colic periods and a reduction of the number of colic periods per day. (JMPT Vol. 12, Num. 4, Aug. 1989 pp. 281-287)
More recently, a panel of 25 multidisciplinary experts concluded that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for cervicogenic headaches, or those that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication. The report, titled “Evidence Report: Behavioral and Physical Treatments for Tension-type and Cervicogenic Headache,” was based on a literature review of several headache treatment options. It was authored by Douglas C. McCrory, M.D., MHSC; Donald B. Pcnzicn, PhD., and Rebecca N. Gray, D.Phil.
“Elderly chiropractic users were less likely to have been hospitalized, less likely to have used a nursing home, more likely to report a better health status, more likely to exercise vigorously, and more likely to be mobile in the community. In addition, they were less likely to use prescription drugs.” – Topics in Clinical Chiropractic
Did You Know?
All 50 States, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands recognize and regulate the practice of Chiropractic as an independent health service. Chiropractic is also officially recognized in Canada, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Japan, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru and other countries worldwide.
Chiropractic health care is provided for in federal programs such as Medicare. Chiropractic benefits are included in health insurance policies of virtually every major insurance carrier. They are provided for in all Auto Accident insurance policies as well as State Workers’ Compensation.
Dr. John McMillan Mennel, professor at five medical schools and noted author, noted that a new medical resident in a hospital normally has no more than 4 hours training on the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors study for seven years including 4,485 hours of professional school to obtain a Doctorate of Chiropractic. During that time they are required to pass 4 sets of National Boards and most states have their own requirements to licensure.