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Bryanna Curry

English IV Honors
LaWanda Castle
November 21st, 2016
Can chiropractors improve health?

Thesis: Even though chiropractic adjustments causes bone damage and soreness, chiropractic

adjustments help to improve someone's overall health because adjustments improve not only the

spine but the entire body and adjustments help place the bones and joints back into the correct

position.

I. No medication necessary
A. Chiropractors adjusts their patients effectively
1. How the adjustments work
a) The chiropractor will make certain

adjustments based on the patient's diagnoses


(1) Some patients require

more adjusting
(2) Adjustments are

based upon the patients spine and condition


b) Continuously getting adjustments is

the only way they are effective


(1) An adjustment every

now and then doesnt accomplish anything


(2) Continuous

adjustments is the only way to ensure someone is getting

the correct treatment


2. What the adjustments accomplish
a) Spine
(1) If the spine is out of

alignment, it repositions the bones to help with the

alignment
(2) Prevents the need for

surgery
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b) Nerves
(1) Subluxations are

reduced
(2) Cures most aches and

pains throughout the body


B. Reduces the amount of headaches/ migraines
1. Intensity
a) The pressure or strength weakens
(1) Adjustments reduce

the pain
(2) Adjustments can

sometimes completely eliminate the pain


b) Pain is based off of ones conditions
(1) Some pain is more

severe than others


(2) Everyone is different

which leaves a broad spectrum for adjustments


2. Frequency
a) The number of headaches decreases
(1) Once the pain

decreases, the occurrence also decreases


(2) The pain and

occurrence decreases which dramatically eliminates the

headaches
b) Adjustments reduces the pressure off

of the neck
(1) Once the pressure is

relieved, headaches dont occur as often


(2) Once the pain and

pressure is gone, the headaches are gone


II. Chiropractic adjustments generates many health benefits
A. Improves the spinal cord
1. Posture
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a) The spine is supposed to have three

curves
(1) A curve in the neck,

upper back, and lower back


b) The curve in the neck is the most

important
(1) If the neck curve isnt

correct, it causes many problems


(2) Headaches, neck pain,

and many other problems occur due to the lack of curve in

someones neck
2. Arthritis and joint pain
a) Osteoarthritis (OA) , Rheumatoid

Arthritis (RA) , and Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)


(1) Lack of nServe

supply, low blood supply, and poor nerve supply is all a

result of arthritis
b) Arthritis is the leading cause of

disability in people over the age fifty


(1) Improving the diet,

gentle exercise, and laser treatment all are known to help

with arthritis
B. Decreases stress
1. Mentally
a) The nervous system is connected to

the spine so once some adjustments have been made, it generally

makes the rest of the body feel in line


(1) Every adjustment

mentally decreases stress


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November 21st, 2016
b) If someones body feels more in line

then that automatically decreases some of the worry mentally


2. Physically
a) Stress on the body tends to make one

feel more tired and run down


(1) Once the body feels

more relaxed, it decreases the amount of physical stress


b) Stress seems to be more manageable

once adjusted
III. Problems it may cause
A. Soreness
1. Spinal Manipulation
a) The chiropractor manipulates the

bones and joints to go back into place


(1) Moving the joints and

bones as such can cause pain and discomfort


2. Pain
a) Bone Damage
(1) Potential bone

fractures can occur

John Motley Morehead High School

Can chiropractors improve health?


Bryanna Curry
English IV Honors
LaWanda Castle
November 21st, 2016

Bryanna Curry

English IV Honors

November 21, 2016

Even though chiropractic adjustments causes bone damage and soreness, chiropractic

adjustments help to improve someone's overall health because adjustments improve not only the

spine but the entire body and adjustments help place the bones and joints back into the correct

position. The main purpose for adjustments is to fix subluxation and to fix the placement of

disrupted bones, nerves, or joints. Every nerve, cell, and organ in the human body is connected

to the spinal cord so if the spine is out of alignment or if their are subluxations, the problem

needs to be solved in order to make sure ones body is functioning properly.


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English IV Honors
LaWanda Castle
November 21st, 2016
When chiropractors adjustment patients, it requires certain movements based upon the

patients condition and status. The chiropractor will apply force and pressure to the needed areas

of the back and spine which will then move the bones and joints back into the appropriate

position. Some patients require more adjusting than others. However, may even require less.

Continuously getting adjustments is the only way the treatment will be effective. If the

adjustments are not routinely applied, the treatment will accomplish a lot less.

The positives in getting adjusted results in several good outcomes. It improves the spine

and nerves. Adjustments prevent the need for spinal surgery and they help fix the alignment of

the spine. Subluxation is the lack of nerve supply. Subluxations take part in causing pain in the

neck, back, and anywhere that there are nerves, which is everywhere. Once the subluxations are

cured, it reduces the amount of aches and pains one have.

Headaches and migraines are also signs that the spine is out of alignment. Adjustments

also reduce the intensity and frequency of migraines and headaches. There are three curves that

are crucial to having a healthy spine. Pain variations are based on the patients conditions and

range from hardly any pain to severe pain. The pain and pressure that occurs in the neck is

caused by the lack of curve in the spine in that area. After numerous adjustments, the difference

is apparent. Meaning, the number of headaches and migraines are fewer and fewer and the

intensity has lessened.

Chiropractic adjustments improves the spinal cord and decreases stress. The

improvements that are made to the spine are apparent. Posture, arthritis and joint pain, and the
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English IV Honors
LaWanda Castle
November 21st, 2016
amount of mental and physical stress are all made better by routine chiropractic adjustments.

Posture goes back to having three curves in the spine. The three curves should be in the neck,

the upper back, and lower back. The curve in the neck is the most important curve to have

because the stronger and more proper that that curve is, the more effective and less discomfort

that there will be in that area. Not having the proper curve in your neck or not having the proper

curves period, will result in more frequent headaches, neck pains, and many other problems.

There are three different types of arthritis and joint pain. The three types are

Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), and Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). Other

factors that play a role in these things are lack of nerve supply, subluxation, low blood supply,

and poor nerve supply. The leading cause of disability in people over the age of fifty. Some ways

to help fix arthritis are improving a diet, gentle exercise, and laser treatment.

Adjustments help decrease stress, mentally and physically. The nervous system is

connected to the spine so once several adjustments have taken place, the body generally tends to

feel aligned. Every adjustment decreases mental stress. The body starts to feel more relaxed

which typically eases the mind. Once the body is relaxed, the mind will relaxed. Stress on the

body tends to make the body feel more sluggish, tired, and run down. If the body is relaxed, it

will reduce the amount of physical stress. Adjustments are said to have made stress more

manageable.
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English IV Honors
LaWanda Castle
November 21st, 2016
Some of the problems chiropractic adjustments cause include soreness, strokes, and bone

damage. Soreness is caused manipulating the spine and bones to shift back to their proper

positions. Forcing the bones back into the correct placement can also result in soreness and joint

and back pain. Bone damage is also a cause of pain or discomfort. Potential bone fractures can

occur in accordance with getting the adjustments. Bone damage is caused when the chiropractor

is correcting the position of certain bones and joints. Bone spurs are also common when talking

about bone damage. A bone spur is a splintered, bony projection that has developed along the

edges of bones. Bone spurs are common in Osteoarthritis. It is possible to have a bone spur or

bone spurs and not even be aware of it. Catching a bone spur in the early stages can help prevent

it and slow the process of joint damage.

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