For those unfamiliar with chiropractic care, seeing a chiropractor for the first time can be intimidating or even scary. Perhaps you understand the idea of a chiropractic adjustment but lack the knowledge to understand how exactly such a treatment is supposed to help you. Keep reading for a brief, clear explanation of how chiropractic works and what it can do to improve your overall health and quality of life.


Chiropractic is based around the concept of aligning a misaligned spinal cord in order to relieve pain and improve overall health. The spinal cord is a skeletal structure that houses and protects a large part of your nervous system, which carries messages throughout your body. Your nervous system is the network of pathways your brain uses to tell your body how to behave. When your spine experiences a misalignment, called a subluxation within chiropractic, it can cause interference with the messages communicated by the nervous system, which can cause pain, sinus issues, fatigue, digestive problems, muscle weakness, and more. By...



Those of us who don’t suffer from food allergies probably don’t realize just how many people must contend with them on a regular basis. According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), out of the hundreds of millions of Americans, up to 15,000,000 have food allergies. That means one in 13 children suffer from a food allergy in the United States, and these numbers are only rising. A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2013 indicated a 50 percent rise in childhood food allergies between the years of 1997 and 2011.

WHY SHOULD I GET TESTED?Identify Symptom Causes

Do you experience symptoms of food allergies such as hives, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or sneezing after you eat but can’t determine which food is causing it? Food allergy testing can help you identify what’s causing your symptoms so you can more effectively treat your allergy and avoid consuming the foods that are causing the reaction. Properly identifying your...


Between the contradictory public opinions regarding chiropractic care and the sometimes easily observable differences between chiropractic clinics, it can be difficult to pick out the truth about this helpful service from all of the misconceptions. At its core, chiropractic care focuses on correcting misalignments in your spine in order to promote optimal autonomic nervous system function and, by extension, optimal overall health and wellness. It’s that simple! Keep reading to dig a bit deeper into the common myths about chiropractic, so you can make an informed, comfortable decision on whether or not chiropractic care is right for you.

3 MYTHS ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC CAREChiropractic Care is Painful & Dangerous

Many people avoid seeing a chiropractor because they’ve heard somewhere that chiropractic adjustments are painful. While a rare group of chiropractic patients may feel some soreness after seeing a chiropractor, these folks are the exceptions, not the rule. Most patients experience immediate relief from their pain during and after the adjustment. Additionally,...


If you suffer from chronic pain or tight muscles (or both), you’ve likely considered either chiropractic care or massage therapy as possible solutions. Perhaps your best friend gets regular massages to combat knotted muscles, or maybe you’ve heard about the benefits of chiropractic care from a happy client of Khoury Chiropractic, our Dedham health clinic offering chiropractic, massage, and much more. You may have even given one of these treatments a try, but have you ever considered how these two bodywork services could work together to promote optimal health in your body? Keep reading to learn more about these two services.


Massage therapy and chiropractic care both utilize manipulation of the body in order to provide patients with a drug-free method for relaxation, pain relief, etc., but they are by no means the same thing. The main difference between massage and chiropractic is the part of the body that is manipulated, and we don’t mean the back versus the neck. Massage therapy is concerned...