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Chiropractic Adjustments Improve Movement Time

A study released in the May 2006 issue of the scientific periodical, The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, investigated how chiropractic adjustments might impact relative times to execute movements in a controlled test.

Ten patients from a private chiropractic practice took part in this prospective, randomized, and controlled trial. These ten patients received chiropractic adjustments to locations decided to have vertebral subluxations. Another group of individuals who didn't receive chiropractic care were also examined to have a baseline to compare with those receiving the chiropractic adjustments.

Movement time was calculated on a display screen where subjects were requested to move a cursor onto a target.

`The results demonstrated that all those in the study who obtained chiropractic adjustments for subluxation correction had considerably improved movement times. It was in stark contrast to the control group that did not receive chiropractic care, where just one participant showed improvement in their movement times.

The writers highlighted the significance of the results of this study in their conclusion, "The results of this research demonstrated a substantial improvement in movement time with chiropractic care. These results propose that spinal adjustments may influence motor behavior." The implications are large for those involved in sports, as these results suggest improved performance is possible with chiropractic care.

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