With many people who had been receiving chiropractic spinal adjustments who are now required to stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it dawned on me that those of you who have received chiropractic adjustments for a few years may have had longer lasting effects on your body than those who only received chiropractic spinal adjustments for short term pain management. Some of you already found yourself needing to get back into care. Either you had pain that you felt you didn’t want to wait to manage, or you realized you had not been sleeping as well, had been more stressed, or felt more tension and that chiropractic care had helped you to keep your body working well. That is the intention of the care provided – to get your nervous system tuned up and keep your body strong.
Well, there is some proof in the care provided regarding how well your body repairs itself. This research article, Surrogate Indication of DNA Repair in Serum After Long Term Chiropractic Intervention – A Retrospective Study in the J. Vertebral Subluxation Res. – JVSR.Com, February 18, 2005 had looked at people 40 years of age and older who get spinal adjustments in two groups – the first over 8-52 weeks and the second over 1-6 years of chiropractic spinal adjustments looking at a biochemical marker called Serium Thiol as in indicator of DNA repair.
Results: There were statistically significant differences in the serum thiol levels of the groups. Mean serum thiol levels were lowest in patients with active disease as well as patients with initial musculoskeletal complaints seen for 8-52 weeks. Asymptomatic people in chiropractic care demonstrated higher mean serum thiol levels than patients with active disease. Mean serum thiol levels were highest in the group with 1-6 years of chiropractic care.
The conclusion of the study found asymptomatic or wellness patients receiving chiropractic care demonstrated higher mean serum thiol levels than patients with active disease and produced some values that were higher than normal wellness values. In other words, getting adjusted has impactful health benefits beyond pain reduction.
Perhaps it is time for you to consider a regular regime of chiropractic spinal adjustments.