Chiropractic care, sometimes referred to as chiropractic care, is an alternative and complementary medical practice that focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of skeletal, neurological, muscular, and connective tissue disorders. The discipline was first developed in 1875 by John Edward Fox and is based on the belief that the human body has certain systems that are subluxed or imbalanced from the natural state.
Chiropractors use a variety of methods to correct these imbalances include chiropractic manipulation, spinal manipulation, physiotherapy, physical therapy, herbal medicine, acupuncture, therapeutic exercise, and neuromuscular therapy. These practices are designed to relieve pain, restore range of motion, and stimulate healing in patients. This holistic approach to care combines the knowledge and techniques of chiropractors, nutritionists, and physical therapists.
Chiropractors have been recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Pediatrics as an alternative health care professional. Chiropractors are also certified by the National Complementary Medical Schools. In addition to being certified by the National Commission for Chiropractic Examiners (NCC), chiropractors are also licensed to practice in the various states of America.
Chiropractors perform diagnostic and rehabilitative exams on patients seeking chiropractic care. These exams allow chiropractors to identify problems before any underlying structural damage to the spinal column is present. Once the source of the problem is identified, chiropractors perform the appropriate therapeutic treatment protocol to relieve the patient of symptoms. Treatment usually includes manual therapy or physical manipulation of muscles and joints in the neck, spine, shoulders, back, hips, and pelvis.
When seeking chiropractic care, patients should consult a chiropractor who is board-certified, and who has undergone continuing education courses in chiropractic care. It is important to find a licensed, experienced chiropractor who uses the safest methods of manipulation. For example, a physician’s office is more likely to use non-surgical techniques for spinal manipulation, such as manual traction or ultrasound. In addition to the methods used in the office, chiropractors utilize manual manipulation or ultrasound to treat patients who are not able to walk, lift, or move themselves.
Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat all types of diseases and ailments, but they specialize in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders. such as the neck, spine, shoulder, hip, and back pain. They are also trained to diagnose diseases of the nervous system that affects the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, strokes, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. They may also be called “brain doctors.” When the chiropractor feels that his or her patient may have a neurological problem, he or she will test the patient’s reflexes, blood pressure, brain waves, and brain waves to rule out other potential problems.
A chiropractor is the first line of defense for treating musculoskeletal disorders, but they may not always prescribe medication for patients with musculoskeletal problems. If your chiropractor suspects that your pain is caused by a spinal problem that requires medication, the doctor will talk with you about the possibility of taking medication. Asking questions about your symptoms, lifestyle, diet, work, or family history will help the chiropractor to determine the reason for your pain.
As with any form of healthcare, chiropractic care is not a guarantee of cure and can not prevent illness or treat illness, but it can relieve pain, improve function, and relieve tension. If you are suffering from chronic pain or have had an accident or injury, you may want to consider chiropractic care. It is an alternative form of healthcare that providing patients with safe and effective therapies to relieve pain and treat illness and injury.
It is a good idea to discuss the benefits of chiropractic care with a family member, or someone who has used the services of a chiropractor before. The person may have been pleased with their treatment or not. You should know that if a chiropractor recommends medication for you, it may have side effects, which can interfere with the treatments you have already had.
Pain management and chiropractic care often go hand in hand. A chiropractor will recommend treatment to patients suffering from chronic pain, or pain that does not respond to standard medical or surgical treatment. Pain management will involve the use of medications or physical therapies to reduce or eliminate the cause of pain. While pain management may include anti-inflammatory drugs, chiropractors will recommend a variety of manipulation techniques to treat specific pain issues, such as lower back pain or headaches.
Chiropractic care also may include the use of chiropractic tables or chairs. These chairs or tables are designed to correct spine, joint, muscle, nerve, or ligament problems. Chiropractors have found that using these tools while seated, in a reclined position, can help improve posture and increase range of motion, reduce pain, and provide support to injured joints.