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The interesting headline above came from the February 13, 2004 issue of the Cape Cod publication, The Barnstable Patriot. In this feature, the author Marion Rewcastle, writes about how she previously was a skeptic concerning chiropractic, and now she takes it for granted.

She recalls his story. “I started using chiropractic many years ago, after a car accident in California gave me some serious whiplash. I knew people convinced by their own results that chiropractic was great, but I was not so sure. I also absolutely abhor headaches. I mean actual, physical, pounding headaches, not the metaphorical ones brought on by insurance claim forms. My physician encouraged me to see a chiropractor. Not only did this relieve my headaches, but even an old tennis-injured knee dramatically improved.”

Since that point, Marion has been a regular with chiropractic. ” Chiropractic is still an important part of maintaining my health. The aches of life, like too much time sitting in front of a computer; the pains that come from finding out too late that I’m too old to do some things, as well as a continued disdain for headaches are a part of my life and so is my chiropractor.”

Interviewed in the article was Dr. Aaron Selfridge of Hyannis. He explained that chiropractic works by reducing and/or relieving interference with the nerves. “The spine acts as a relay station,” he said. Micro traumas, such as bad posture, and major traumas, such as slips and falls or car accidents, can interfere with the nerves. Dr. Selfridge likened the interference to a dimmer switch. “A chiropractor finds the interference and adjusts accordingly. The most immediate benefit is pain relief, but Dr. Selfridge feels that is simply the beginning of the results chiropractic can have.”