Chiropractic (chiros and practikos are Greek words meaning done by hand) care is a health care profession that is used to diagnose and treat mechanical disorders of spine and musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractic care is based on the premise (basis) of dysfunction of spinal joint and in many different conditions of diminished health and can interfere with the nervous system.
Chiropractors use the term vertebral subluxation and concentrates mostly on the musculoskeletal components of spinal injury.
Subluxation is a medicine directly used for joints and associated nerves.
Chiropractic care will help in the following conditions such as headaches, back pain, jaw pain, neck pain, scoliosis, stress, hip pain, pinched nerves, joint pain and shoulder pain.
Different cases in which chiropractic care reduces the use of surgery and x-ray:
- Chiropractic care reduces the cost of treating back pain.
- Chiropractic care reduces hospitalizations among back pain patients.
- Chiropractic care reduces back surgeries.
- Chiropractic care reduces cost of medical imaging such as x-ray or MRI.
Chiropractic care is holistic, stressing the overall health and wellness. It recognizes many factors like diet, exercise, rest, environment and heredity that affect health. Chiropractic care recommends changes in life style such as eating habits, exercise and sleeping habits.
Chiropractors face difficulties in musculoskeletal structures. They adjust spinal column manually. For adjusting these structures, they use water, light, massage, ultra sound, electric, acupuncture and heat therapy.
They also use tapes, straps and braces. They will advice patients about nutrition, exercise and stress management tips. They will not prescribe any drugs or surgical treatments.
You should be careful that neck manipulation will cause major problems because it leads to damage of vertebral artery. If you have already diagnosed with other medical practitioner, then again you should not consult chiropractor.
Avoid some of the Chiropractors for chiropractic care:
- Avoid the chiropractor who performs x-ray examinations for patients.
- Avoid the chiropractor who prescribes dietary supplements and homeopathic products. If they sell herbal products in their offices, avoid them from chiropractic care.
- Avoid chiropractor who utilize acupuncture, activator methods, allergy testing and computerized testing for nutrient deficiency.
Some chiropractors use modern methods for treating musculoskeletal system such as massage, strength training, dry needling, functional electrical stimulation, traction and nutrition maintaining.
Some chiropractors use the sports medicine, which includes manipulating the spine and advice to follow exercises to increase the strength of spine. Some chiropractors use alternative methods such as holistic treatment. [Chiropractic care for Spain and Nerve Disordes]
Chiropractic care is a naturopathic care approach (lowering the resistance of host which the disease requires), so that you are given direct treatment to strengthen the host.
You should prefer chiropractic care because general treatment like allopathic or medical model results in some external influences such as toxin, parasite, an allergen or infectious agent.