Chiropractic is a field in which patients are constantly learning, both about their own health and about the wonders of holistic healing.
In the spirit of learning, let’s explore some chiropractic fun facts that will leave you amazed!
All mammals have seven distinct cervical vertebrae. These provide flexibility and range of motion, and they are only a small part of a spine made of 120 muscles and 220 ligaments.
Your chiropractor went through a lot of training. Doctors of chiropractic must go through four-year doctoral graduate school programs that include a minimum of 4,200 hours of study. This includes classroom time, internships, and laboratory time.
Chiropractic is a word derived from Greek, and its translation is fascinating. Cheir is a word that means hand, and praktos roughly translates to done. So, essentially, the word means done by hand.
It is estimated that over a million adjustments take place each day. All across the globe, patients are seeking out holistic relief by visiting their local chiropractor. That’s an amazing number considering that there are about 95,000 doctors of chiropractic throughout the world.
Spinal manipulation is a very old technique. For thousands of years, humans have been using their hands to manipulate spines for therapeutic relief. The field we now know as chiropractic, however, has only existed for about a century.
The average chiropractic office is very clean. Of course, with over a million people being treated each day, quite a number of germs come in contact with our equipment. However, with cleanings between each client and the use of paper sheets, the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College has found that sanitizing keeps our environment nice and healthy.
Chiropractors aren’t immune to injury. Just because they’re experts doesn’t mean they don’t make error! It is actually quite common, according to the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, for chiropractors to injure themselves during adjustments. The most common injuries
Chiropractors also know about much more than just your spine. Clinical nutrition, lifestyle advice, and, sometimes, screenings for particular conditions are areas in which many chiropractors specialize. At the Chiropractic Spine Center, one may utilize acupuncture, medical massage, physical rehab, nutritional support, and non-surgical spinal decompression.
Only 4 out of 10 Americans would approach a chiropractor before a doctor to treat back pain, according to one study. However, the American Chiropractic Association has found that 94 percent of chiropractic patients report a decrease in pain after a month of treatment, whereas only 56 percent of medical care recipients reported a decrease in back pain after receiving pharmacological therapies.
As you now know, chiropractic is an old field, but there is still much that we have to learn. Which fact surprised you the most?