You’ve Heard of Side Effects, But What Are Side Benefits?

If you’ve watched TV at all, then you know what side effects are.

We’ve all seen the drug advertisements that end with a long list of harmful, to deadly, side effects.

But what are side benefits?

Well, to be honest, a side effect is simply an unwanted effect.

So, all effects of a treatment or form of care are simply… effects. Some desired and some unwanted.

So, what do I mean by side benefits?

When I’m talking about side benefits, I’m referring to those benefits that people are happy with but were not expecting.

In chiropractic, we have little to no side effects. Chiropractic is so safe that we have the lowest malpractice insurance of any healthcare professional.

However, our side benefits are plenty!

In Dr. Sean M. Hannon’s paper, “Objective Physiologic Changes and Associated Health Benefits of Chiropractic adjustments in Asymptomatic Subjects: A Review of the Literature,” a literature review was performed looking at the benefits reported, and found, when people with no symptoms were under what is referred to as wellness care.

In other words, these were otherwise healthy individuals who were not seeking chiropractic care for the treatment of any condition.

What Dr. Hannon found is astounding but not surprising.

Statistically significant improvements were found in:

  • autonomic nervous system function
  • endocrine function
  • cardiovascular function
  • immune function
  • muscle strength
  • overall athletic ability
  • heart rate variability
  • range of motion
  • respiration
  • reaction-time
  • neurocognitive functions
  • information processing
  • visual acuity
  • reproductive hormones
  • general health of senior citizens
  • reduced labor times

So why are there so many side benefits?

Quite simply, chiropractic restores and improves neurological function.

Because the nervous system is our master system which controls and regulates all the organs, glands, systems, and cells, when we improve the function of that system, the body is able to function better.

It is as simple as that!

If you or the rest of the family has not had a spine and nervous system evaluation or it has been some timesince you have, getting checked could significantly improve everyone’s quality of life.

Give us a call, or book online, so we can get you and your family checked and functioning at your best!

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