“Chiropractic” is Greek word that means ”did by hand”. Instead of performing surgeries or prescribing drugs, they use manual treatments of the joints and spine, massage, exercise therapy and lifestyle modifications to permit the body’s natural health to express itself.
Similar to conventional medicine, chiropractic is centered upon scientific codes of diagnosis through analysis and practical observations. Treatment relies on the doctor’s training and experience. Chiropractic helps improve someone’s health unlike conventional medicine that majorly treats diseases when it occurs. This is major reason why chiropractic is popular and many people prefer it. Individuals are seeing he need of a substitute to traditional medicine that will help them achieve good health.
Chiropractors know that the major reason of pain is the misalignment and abnormal movement of the vertebrae. Chiropractic works by eliminating the subluxations thereby easing pressure on the nerves hence restoring the normal body state.
Many researches have indicated that chiropractic care is effective in the treatment of neck pain, back pain and other musculoskeletal diseases. It’s also recognized in reducing frequency of childhood ear diseases, asthma and high blood pressure.
Chiropractic care is holistic in that it identifies many lifestyle issues like diet, exercise and rest. Thus chiropractors advise change in eating habits, exercise and rest in addition to their care.
The difference between chiropractors and doctors from any other field is that chiropractors are trained to detect and cure spinal subluxations. The word subluxation is a Latin word meaning ‘lax are’ (to dislocate) and ‘sub’ (slightly). Thus vertebral subluxation means somewhat dislocation of vertebrae. In the 1800s the term was still misunderstood, but currently ‘subluxation’ has changed meaning to include the changes that occur when the bone is misaligned hence chiropractors refer to subluxation of the spine as vertebral subluxation complex (VSC).
Chiropractors have been aware of the risks of subluxation complex from the time when the profession was born. More research is showing the risky impact that subluxation have on body tissue. For one to be healthy the nervous system needs to be functioning without subluxation interference. Chiropractors are trained in location, detection and rectification of subluxation through chiropractic care.
The chiropractic treatment is a thrust applied to a vertebra with an aim of rectifying its position and this is usually accompanied by release of an audible gas. The sound often surprises people but later they get used to it. The effect is relieving though sometimes minor discomfort is experienced if the patient is tensed up during the procedure or if there is muscle spasm. Sometimes there isn’t that sound due to muscle tightness or nervousness during the procedure.
Chiropractic is more than simply means of relieving pain. The goal of the treatment is to restore the perfect body health. So as to accomplish this, I employ different treatment procedure including massage, nutrition, and exercise s well as advice on lifestyle. Since the body is capable of healing itself, the main aim is to eliminate things that compromise the body’s self-healing ability