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Chiropractic and Placebos

Chiropractic works even if you don’t believe in chiropractic.

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.

Patient Reviews
This is the second time Dr. Venis has helped me recover from a back injury. I am now back playing golf 3 times a week without pain and playing better than ever!
- Bill T.
I can honestly say that Dr. Venis helped me after 6 weeks of nasty pain with no hope in sight. I would recommend Dr. Venis to anyone. His staff is also cheery and welcomes you to the practice.
- James B.
“Dr. Venis takes a thorough approach in determining cause(s) and level of pain and institutes a gentle and holistic method of care and wellness geared towards helping his patients become and stay pain free. Highly recommend!”
- Melissa D.
“This is the only trustworthy chiropractor around, gentle if you need that, more firm if you want that too... best in the Tampa area by far!”
- Jessica K.
About Dr. Venis & Services Offered
  • Over 30 years of chiropractic experience
  • Thorough consultation and evaluation
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Hands on spinal manipulation
  • Physical therapy, exercise & massage therapy
  • Auto injury care
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