Manage Stress with Chiropractic: A Review of the Research

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Research Commentary;

Manage Stress with Chiropractic

Stress Management: An explanatory study of chiropractic patients  

A review of

Jamison, J. R. (2004, October 18). Stress management: An exploratory study of Chiropractic patients. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Retrieved September 1, 2022, from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0161475400901118?casa_token=Zmm7xJHNNQEAAAAA%3Al1fzX9jMx7lXHoBIf1xzdsGf2IhQ40X82WZ7OQ-uegMPPaVGB00CxR5t9wgHTMYWg05AKXRsRQ0

Research Reviewed by Dr. Antonio Flaquer

Summarized Review of Conclusion:

            In this study they concluded that patients with stress could benefit from exercises and other health promotion strategies to help reduce their stress. Chiropractic was one of the strategies taken place in this study. They discussed getting adjusted and doing exercises was one of the best ways to help manage stress.

 Below I have referenced key quotes from this research to help summarize the results.

Quotes from the Article:

“It is therefore of relevance to certain chiropractic patients and all chiropractic practitioners that many patients seeking chiropractic care would value advice from their chiropractor on how to better manage stress.”

 

“There were, however, exceptions to this generalization. In order of preference, patients believed they are likely to routinely use breathing, muscle relaxation, positive self-talk, slowing down, thought-stopping, detached observation, and visualization.”

 

 Introduction to the Research

The purpose of the research was to determine if chiropractic treatment was beneficial for someone with stress.

 

Research Methodology

A qualitative study of stress management in chiropractic patients, involving sampling of chiropractic clinics, was undertaken. To maximize the diversity of the patient population, practices in diverse geographic and socioeconomic areas were included. Convenience sampling of patients was undertaken in 3 discrete studies. Data from each study were initially analyzed independently to identify trends. Thematic analysis was then undertaken and the results triangulated.

 

Research Findings

The biggest takeaway from this research is that chiropractic is more than just getting adjusted. It’s about maintaining overall health and staying active. They discussed ways of reducing stress and the way they found easiest was exercising along with chiropractic care. What’s great about this, is how affordable and cheap it is for everyone to be able to exercise for yourself. Walking just 30 minutes a day can prolong your life by five years! Getting adjusted is one of the best ways to managing your stress, but exercising on top of that is always beneficial.

 

Research References

As always with these reviews, these are my takeaways from the article and I encourage you to read the article in its entirety.  The references used in this article by the authors of this article are listed here.

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our Chiropractors located in McKinney, near the corner of Eldorado Pkwy. and Stonebridge Rd., will teach you what the research says about how and why we should eat a better diet, move more and have more positive thoughts. By improving these areas of our lives we can become healthier, reduce pain and avoid diabetes and other diseases!