Benefits of chiropractors

For the average student


Design-Gigi Allen

A chiropractic chair used for spinal manipulation and other techniques

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

There has always been speculation on chiropractors; on their questionable methods and treatments to whether or not what they do even counts as a science. Doctors are against them, but chiropractors keep getting clients. The amazing results of going to the chiropractor will make any skeptic take another look. Chiropractors can be a very useful tool for student athletes and even just the regular computer user.

For teens, sitting all the time bent over a computer is a usual scene. Luckily for them, chiropractors have a solution for any and all back pain caused from sitting in an unsupported position. They use a method called hands-on spinal manipulation that moves the spinal cord into where it needs to be, so the body can heal naturally without surgery or medication. It can help heal injuries caused from repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support. It can also be used to treat and heal neck, shoulder, and headache pain. Spinal manipulation is considered safe and beneficial for acute lower back pain, like the kind that comes from sudden injury in pushing heavy things or getting tackled.

These injuries seem very common for any football player. Regular adjustments can prevent any injuries and help people play and feel better. If someone isn’t in sports there is still another thing teens deal with: backpacks. Over-loaded backpacks can cause stress to the back. Again, with regular adjustments a teen can prevent anymore back injuries due to the stress from the weight of the bags further on in life. A person should not carry a backpack that is more then 10% of their weight, but no teen goes and weighs their math books. Just get adjustments for an easier solution. A third reason why chiropractic care would be efficient for teens is they sometimes have poor posture. Chiropractors can help fix any misalignment caused from slouching and help the spine be straighter, which in turn promotes better posture.

Chiropractors and their methods are a controversy to conventional medicine because some people don’t consider them real doctors. What they don’t realize, though, is that they have an undergraduate degree, and on top of that are four years of school experience from a chiropractic college. They also say that chiropractics’ core beliefs are based on nonsense, but this does not dispute that in select workers studies, it was chiropractics that got workers back on the job faster and for less than medical help. Chiropractic is the largest alternative medical profession and is a highly important part of the U.S. health care system.

When people go to their chiropractor they are provided with a relaxing environment and someone they know and can bond with as a person, not a patient. They will experience quick relief and a long term treatment for a chronic problem. Teens or even the parents of the teens should sign up for the chiropractor and stop letting themselves be hold back from prejudiced thoughts against this useful form of alternative medical care.