4 Reasons to Try Chiropractic: Oakland Chiropractor
Is fear of the unknown keeping you from seeing a chiropractor? If you’re suffering from back pain, there’s plenty of evidence to conclude that chiropractic is an effective treatment, advises Dr. Cynthia Boyd of Symmetry Health Center in Alameda and Oakland, California. For example:
- Healthcare research firm Optum analyzed two years’ worth of its own data and concluded that patients who experienced 14.7 million nonsurgical spinal episodes could have saved a total of $1.3 billion if they had begun their care with chiropractic medicine.
The organization further concluded that patients treated by a chiropractor within 10 days of a spinal episode drastically reduced the need for everything from costly surgery to injections to prescription medications.
- Richard Sarnat, MD, led a similar study, based on 10 years of data from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He concluded, “The regular utilization of chiropractic could reduce the need for hospitalization, pharmaceutical usage and overall global health care costs by almost 50 percent.”
- For the U.S. military, chiropractors are core members of the spinal care team at 51 US military bases, with a growing body of evidence showing better outcomes at lower cost.
- All 32 NFL teams and 27 of 30 Major League Baseball teams employ chiropractors. Twenty-eight doctors of chiropractic were employed in the Olympic polyclinic during the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Chiropractors spend four years on graduate education, then one year in residency. Chiropractors pass a national and then a state board exam to become “board certified.”
Chiropractors graduate as experts on the spine and the musculoskeletal system. In most cases, back problems are caused by spinal misalignments, or vertebrae that have shifted out of position. Misalignments can occur in a variety of ways, from poor posture to accidents and injuries – or even bending down to tie your shoelace.
Misalignments of the spine can affect the communications system between your brain and your body. A misaligned vertebra can pinch or press on the nerves flowing through the spine, which interferes with the flow of messages from the brain to the nerves and then to the rest of your body. The effect is much like a hose with a kink in it, or a car with wheels that are out of alignment. Simply put, your body loses its ability to function at peak efficiency.
Chiropractors correct these misalignments so your body can operate more effectively. However, chiropractors trained in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) will realign your body back to health thorough a specific and scientific spinal remodeling technique that restores patients’ spines back to a normal curve and function. Chiropractic BioPhysics is the most scientific, researched and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique.
Dr. Cynthia Boyd and her team at Symmetry Health Center are among only a handful of Oakland, Alameda and East Bay chiropractors certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics. Take advantage of our no-charge consultation to determine whether you or a loved one is a candidate for care at one of our Symmetry Health Center locations in Oakland or Alameda.