Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Evidence Based Care

While most people are aware that scientific research supports the use of chiropractic for conditions related to muscles and bones (musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, headaches, and back pain), many are not aware of research revealing that, because chiropractic care influences the nervous system activity, it may help prevent a plethora of other conditions.
In a just published study, researchers used technology called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to induce changes in nervous system activity known as “motor evoked potentials”. By monitoring this process in 72 volunteers while they received chiropractic care, the scientists determined that chiropractic adjustments alter the effects of corticospinal excitability on motor neuron activity of the nerves that supply the paraspinal muscles around the spine (J manipulative Physiol Therapy 2008;31:258-70). This study was done as a follow up to a study in 2002 that showed that chiropractic adjustments to the spine influenced nerves going to structures far away from the spine as well
(J Manpulative Physiol Therapy 2002;25:1-9).

While chiropractors have always witnessed the benefits of chiropractic care in their patients, research like this is now beginning to prove that chiropractic adjustments impact the nervous system. It is the impact on the nervous system that subsequently helps patients feel better, move better and experience better health naturally.

By creating optimal nervous system flow, the chiropractic adjustment influences structures in the body far away from the spine, such as organs. In this way, chiropractic care may help prevent a wide array of conditions such as:

~Acid Reflux
~Restless Legs Syndrome

If you have tried everything else and still don’t feel good, maybe it is time you give chiropractic care a chance. Problems with the nerves exiting your spine just might be the answer to your unanswered questions!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New York Chiropractic Yankees

The New York Yankees and chiropractic have been in the new the past few weeks thanks to major-league baseball player Johnny Damon. In more recent news, the New York Times reported earlier this week that the Yankees would be hiring a team chiropractor, apparently on the advice of Johnny Damon.

There were several articles circulating in the news about Johnny Damon and the chiropractor care he has been receiving in Orlando, Florida. According to Damon, his chiropractor is amazing. The New York Yankees left field ballplayer hopes his chiropractic care will translate into better results on the field, not only for himself, but for his team.

This wouldn't be the first time the New York Yankees have utilized the team chiropractor. Back in May of 1934, a magazine for the National Chiropractic Association featured a front page photo of New York Yankees team chiropractor (Dr.Painter) working with a ballplayer, with Babe Ruth watching on. I don't know if there's any truth of this, but I once heard that at the time, the New York Yankees asked the New York Daily News to keep quiet about the Yankees having a team chiropractor, which was from the 1920s to 1930s (at this time chiropractic care was illegal in New York). Apparently, they wanted to maintain a competitive edge by keeping the chiropractic care a secret. Perhaps coincidentally, the Yankees recorded their best season ever (1927-World Champions) and won four World Championships (1923, 1927-1928, 1932) during the time of Dr. Erie Painter, chiropractor.

According to various new reports, Johnny Damon has not spent a single day on baseball's disabled list during his lengthy playing career. Planet Chiropractic would like to recognize and congratulate Johny Damon, the New York Yankees management, and the entire Yankees management, and the entire Yankees organization, for their continued support and utilization of chiropractic care in the field of professional athletics.

You can visit the official Johnny Damon website at to view his bio, long list of awards and records, as well as some very impressive statistics.