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Chiropractic Care and Placebos

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Some dismiss the results our practice members 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 practice member 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.

What Our Patients Say

My interactions with the various staff members have exceeded my initial expectations. I am impressed and pleased the care given here does not stop at adjustments. Deep tissue massage and traction were incorporated in my care.

Suzanne

Dr. Gaulard was very compassionate and gentle, and after only a few visits, I am walking and able to bend, with ease, and much less pain. Thank you, so much, for getting me back on track.

Nancy J.

Everyone is very friendly and professional here!

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