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What is Chiropractic Care?


Chiropractic care is a conservative approach to the diagnosis and treatment of health problems related to the neuromusculoskeletal system, particularly the spine, without using drugs or surgery. It works under the concept of the body’s self-healing capacity.

The chiropractic treatment aims to provide balance to your body’s structure and function, and to promote self-healing. The treatment involves manual therapy that includes spine and joint manipulation. A Chiropractor may also provide corrective or therapeutic exercises, self-care strategies, dietary recommendations, stress reduction and among other therapies. Sometimes, a practitioner would also recommend an X-ray or CT scan.

The spinal manipulation, also called as spinal adjustment or chiropractic adjustment, involves moving a joint beyond its normal range, but not beyond its range of motion to dislocate the joint. You will often hear a cracking or popping sound when it is being done. The chiropractic doctor expects that the treatment relieves you from pain and improves your body’s physical function.

People who usually seek for chiropractic treatment suffer low back pain, neck pain and headache. Patients who seek the chiropractic treatment, based on some studies, testified of the treatment’s effectiveness and the improvement of their health.

Chiropractic is believed to combine mainstream medical practice with alternative medicine. It is, however, autonomous and competitive with the mainstream health care. It is also considered as a complementary form of care to primary medical treatment. Sometimes, chiropractor has to refer a patient to an appropriate specialist.

Though the chiropractic medicine has involved with controversies in the past, over time it has gained greater acceptance and it has increased demand for its treatment.

If you are experiencing back pain, and wish to have a chiropractic treatment, you can consult with an orthopedic professional about it. Orthopedic practitioner uses medical, physical and surgical means to diagnose and restore functions of the spine or extremities. An orthopedic evaluation will be conducted to determine the cause and severity of the injury. If you are showing signs of nerve damage, or is found out to have osteoporosis, the orthopedic may not recommend an chiropractic care.

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