Chiropractic is a natural and drug free way of healing the body's ailments and complaints. There is also no need for invasive surgery when using chiropractic methods.
A person’s spinal column consists of 24 vertebrae, which enable us to move, twist and bend each day. It also encases and protects the body’s nerve tissue, which relays signals from the body to the brain.
Should two or more of the vertebrae no longer be working together properly, it causes what is referred to as a “subluxation.” Subluxation is a spinal condition caused by either a partial dislocation of the vertebrae, or a slight misalignment
A Chiropractor can then use their specific training to manipulate the spine, realigning it to its correct position to alleviate any pain or discomfort. If the subluxation should cause the nervous system from functioning correctly, this can lead to shoulder or elbow pain, which many patient’s disregard as a mere ache, until its persistence causes them to seek medical advice. It is often discovered that the underlying cause of the subluxation could have been present for months, even years, before any symptoms become apparent. This is when many patients are referred to a chiropractor.
When you first visit a chiropractor you will receive a full consultation. This will include a case history, and a physical examination. Should it be required, you may also need some laboratory analysis, and possible X-rays to be done. Then you will experience a chiropractic structural exam which focuses on the spinal area.
Once the chiropractor has made their diagnosis of the condition, they will recommend a course of treatment. Some of the methods that are used could include:
Electronic muscular stimulation
Many people who have sought out the help of a chiropractor have discovered many benefits from their treatment. There are many conditions that can benefit from chiropractic attention. These include:
Back and neck pain
Leg, knee, foot, ankle injuries
Arm, wrist, shoulder, elbow injuries
Stress and tension
There are people who choose to see a chiropractor even if they don’t have a specific medical problem. In such instances a chiropractor will then give an examination, seeking out any areas that may become troublesome in the future. Patients then find comfort in the fact that a potential problem has been detected before it has a chance to develop.
A chiropractor will also ask patients about their diet, daily activities and what types of exercise they do. Though this may sound a little strange, it has been found that all these elements have an impact on the condition of the spinal area. With slight adjustments to everyday routines, patients can begin to feel the benefits after a short period of time following the advice from their chiropractor. After a session with a chiropractor, patients can feel a sense of release. Their body being more relaxed, and movement becomes easier. It can be beneficial to people of all ages to visit a chiropractor.