What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a natural method of health care. This therapy does not involve the use of drugs,surgery or other invasive procedures. Chiropractic fixes spinal misalignments by spinal alterations to improve natural healing abilities of the body and to revive proper functioning of the nervous system. It involves handling of the spine and other body parts. Chiropractic is an integrated therapy that maintains healthy nervous and musculoskeletal systems to assure overall wellness of the body.
Chiropractic may also use other treatments like:
- Dietary supplements
- Relaxation techniques
- Heat and ice therapies
- Electrical stimulation
- General exercise
- Rehabilitative exercise
- Counseling about weight loss and diet
What conditions can be treated with chiropractic?
- Blood pressure
- Joint pain, arthritis and osteoporosis
- Back and neck pain
- Ear infections
- Neurological conditions
- Frozen shoulder
- Prevent surgery
- Foot, ankle, knee and leg pain relief
The other health benefits of chiropractic include improved posture, improved physical performance and function, improved nerve communication, relief from chronic injuries, relieved stress, improved sleep and improved immune system.
What is the treatment plan for chiropractic?
Chiropractors, first of all, examine the reason of visit and the severity of patient’s ailment. The Chiropractor then makes a treatment plan after complete analysis. The overall care of the person is analyzed from disease prevention to general wellness of the person. Some chiropractors may also provide exercise recommendations, nutritional advice and lifestyle counseling to give you better results.
What is the goal of chiropractic?
The goal of chiropractic is to correct the structure problems of the body, relieve pain, encourage the natural capability of the body to heal itself and improve body functioning.
Is there any risk of side effects of chiropractic?
There is no risk of any serious complications during or after chiropractic treatment. Side effects of spinal manipulations may include tiredness, temporary headaches, and discomfort in treated parts of the body. Side effects of chiropractic are very rare. These minor side effects remain for few days.