Chiropractic is a controversial form of alternative medicine. It is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially by treatment of the spine.
A chiropractor is someone who heals through the manipulation of your musculoskeletal and nervous systems. If the body is in perfect alignment, then your body functions at an optimal level.
Chiropractic medicine teaches that multiple disorders, both mental and physical, can be healed through physical manipulation of the body. In some cases, specific exercises are prescribed, and in all cases, a licensed, credible chiropractic physician will not turn to drugs for healing.
Chiropractic Adjustments Improve The Body’s Health
Chiropractic treatments are used to restore the structural integrity of the spine, reducing the pressure on neurological tissues and thus improving the health of the body.
Disorders affecting nerves, muscles and the skeletal system can be treated by chiropractic methods, particularly through spinal manipulation. This is a process in which the spine is “adjusted” to treat spinal problems or any misalignments.
Chiropractic manipulations date back to ancient China, Greece, and Egypt and throughout the years it has gained in popularity, simply because it works.
This ancient healing method has been proven to be helpful for those who suffer from low-back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related ailments, such as scoliosis.
Scoliosis is a spinal problem, where many treatments fail as the spine develops a curve and causes excruciating pain. The nerves in the spine are affected and a person’s mobility is hampered.
Mild scoliosis doesn’t usually cause too many problems and can be tolerated, however, severe scoliosis can cause serious health problems, such as with breathing. The lungs can become compressed making it difficult to breathe. Chiropractic methods can help in treating scoliosis by relieving the pressure through spinal manipulation.
Other Health Issues Helped with Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is used to help treat many other health conditions, such as migraine headaches, sports-related injuries, gastrointestinal and bowel problems, respiratory disorders, arthritic and joint pain, and many more health problems.
Not Always Embraced by Conventional Doctors
Chiropractic and traditional medicine don’t always get along; they often clash with each other over certain ideas. However, some traditional doctors are recognizing the health benefits of chiropractic care and may refer a patient to seek a qualified chiropractor for treatment.
A chiropractor may use modern diagnostic tools to clearly indicate what health problem or problems are present, but that’s where traditional methods end. This could mean diagnostic imaging, lab testing or clinical examination. The chiropractor doesn’t prescribe pain killers, they heal the body from within.
The ‘Diversified Technique’ and ‘Kinesiology’
There are several chiropractic techniques used to diagnose and treat spine-related disorders, as well as soft tissues and joint structures.
This type of natural treatment can relieve pain and increase range of motion, as well as improve general health and well-being. The most common practice is the Diversified Technique, which 95.9% of chiropractors implement in their treatments.
The Diversified Technique’s main objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of the spine and help with joint dysfunction.
Many chiropractors also use Kinesiology in their treating of patients. Kinesiology is used whereby the patient’s own body can ‘tell’ the chiropractor what is wrong. It is a method that appears as being ‘miraculous’ however, the body can tell what is wrong with it, emotionally and physically.