Chiropractic Featured on the Dr. Oz Show

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Written on March 7, 2011 by Dr. Todd P. Sullivan
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On the show Dr. Oz aired a segment featuring the spine and the causes of back pain. Dr. Oz explained that 80% of people experiencing back pain could benefit from visiting a chiropractor and receiving a chiropractic adjustment to the spine.

On a large piece of equipment designed to represent the spine, Dr. Oz demonstrated how the spine getting out of alignment causes pressure on the discs and nerves, which in turn, causes pain. Dr. Oz said that even simple things such as sleeping wrong or getting groceries out of the car can force the spine out of alignment.

Dr. Oz explained that pain medications only mask the symptoms, but do not treat the underlying cause of back pain. He also said that a misaligned spine can result in a herniated disc which causes a lot of pain and takes quite a while to heal.

Dr. Oz had a chiropractor on the show who proceeded to give an audience member a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractors restore health by the manual realigning of joints, particularly the spine. After the adjustment was given, he explained to Dr. Oz that realignment of the spine reduces interference to the nervous system and lets the body heal itself.

Dr. Oz has praised the benefits of chiropractic treatment before on previous shows. The majority of chiropractic clinics offer spinal and joint adjustments, massage, electrical stimulation, acupuncture, heat, cold, and exercise prescription to reduce their client’s pain.

As a side note, they didn’t get it right, vertebral misalignment has never been proven and therefore no realignment actually occurs. Chiropractic manipulation does help, we just don’t really know why. The theory still still sounds good though.

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