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Chiropractic and Placebos

 

Placebo

Chiropractic works even if you don't believe in chiropractic.

Some dismiss the results our patients receive as merely the placebo effect. These cynics virtually ignore the mind/body connection that most forward-thinking health care experts are finally acknowledging.

A placebo (from the Latin ‘I will please’) is often a sugar pill or some type of sham treatment designed to invoke the beliefs of the patient, and in the case of double blind studies, even the beliefs of the doctor. Some studies show that placebos can be 30% to 40% effective.

Should the consistent results that today’s chiropractic patient enjoys be simply chalked up to the placebo effect and a caring personality?

Hardly. While it’s helpful when the patient believes the care they’re receiving will help them, some chiropractors have seen positive results from helping newborns, infants and even animals for which the power of the believing mind is clearly not a factor.

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  • "I have been seeing Dr. Jon for 11 years. When I began seeing him, my spine curved in the opposite direction of how it should. It is now curving in the right direction. Dr. Jon is extremely knowledgeable about chiropractic. He is holistic in his approach to better health. I highly recommend Dr. Jon."
    Terri Bach, San Ramon, CA
  • "I came to Dr. Widenbaum because of back pain due to an auto accident. My back pain started going away, and I was able to sleep at night. I definitely recommend the Widenbaum Chiropractic team.
    They gave and provide the best healthcare."
    Mashied Shariati