What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is an alternative medicine study that aims at improving a patient’s health and wellness with adjustments to the musculoskeletal system, aka the spine. Some of the short term goals of alternative therapy are reducing current pain that a person is experiencing in their lower back, mid back, hands, neck, spine and joints. With your first couple of adjustments, you will immediately start experiencing relief from migraines, subluxation in your spine, tingling in your hands, and numbness in your back or your hands. For your first visits to the Chiropractor, the adjustments he or she performs on you may be painful. This is a result of pushing on the subluxations in your spine in order to push the vertebrae’s back into alignment with the spine. The overall goal of this adjustment is to return the patient to his or hers normal life and put balance back into their health and wellness. This is a form of Spinal Manipulation is the core practice of a Chiropractor. According to Wikipidea and looking at chiropratic history since 1895, chiropractors have been providing relief for symptoms including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Problems with posture
- Stiffness and joint pain
- Carpal Tunnel
All of these very painful experiences can be treated through the typical chiropractic treatments. Methods of treatment include spinal adjustments, acupuncture, massage therapy, and neuromuscular therapy. In addition to these very effective treatments of chiropractic therapy, some other alternative treatments and therapies are ultrasounds, electrical stimulation, therapeutic massage, physiotherapy (exercise), kinesiotaping, active release techniques, and Graston therapies.
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Types of Chiropractic Treatments
Typical chiropractic treatment methods include spinal adjustments, acupuncture, massage therapy, and neuromuscular therapy. The goals of chiropractic treatment are to:
- Increase health wellness
- Decrease pain
- Improve posture
- Increase blood circulation
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