Chiropractors have known for many years that patterns for spinal issues tend to run in families. According to a 2011 study in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, having a close relative with history of degenerative disc disease- a common change in the spine that is an underlying issue contributing to low back pain and sciatica- QUADRUPLED your chances of having the same issue. Unfortunatley, even a distant cousin with the condition still increased your tendency for the issue.
This is all the more reason that parents with back issues should start their kids on #chiropractic care EARLY to help balance the risks.
Patel AA, Spiker WR, Daubs M, et al. Evidence for an Inherited Predisposition to Lumbar Disc Disease. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2011;93(3):225-229.
Have you seen our article on our Webpage in the research section?
In the highest level of clinical study performed- the randomized-controlled trial- the European Spine Journal found that #Chiropractic Care easily trumped other healthcare interventions when it came to giving patients relief. Chiropractic manual therapy came in with a 72% success rate , compared to only a 20% success rate for physical therapy and a 50% success rate for corticosteroids injections.
Did you know the first #chiropractic adjustment resulted in the restoration of hearing in the patient? While we don't see these type of amazing recoveries on a daily base in chiropractic, they do still occassionally occur. Check out the AWESOME result a young Texas girl got with her chiropractic treatments! CLICK HERE