new study finds chiropractic adjustments may very well improve people's
motor skills. In this study, researchers provided certain participants
with chiropractic adjustments to areas of the spine containing joint
dysfunctions (also known as subluxations). Participants' movement times
when moving a cursor onto a target appearing on a computer screen were
measured before and after their adjustments. All ten participants who
received chiropractic adjustments experienced significantly improved
movement times following their spinal adjustments compared with only
one participant who did not receive the chiropractic adjustment. The
average improvement in movement time in those receiving the chiropractic adjustments
was 9.2 percent. Researchers concluded, "The results of this study
demonstrated a significant improvement in movement time with
chiropractic care… These results suggest that spinal adjustments may
influence motor behavior."
Source: J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2006; 29(4): 257-266.