Chiropractic is a type of complementary medical treatment that heals problems related to the musculoskeletal system. The main focus of chiropractic is spine care .The word ‘chiropractic’ is a derivative of the Greek words ‘cheir’ (hands) and ‘praxis’ (practice), meaning hands-on therapy.
Chiropractic works on the musculoskeletal system that consists of bones, muscles, joints, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. It supports a person’s body and enables movement.Chiropractic is primarily used as an alternative treatment to conventional medical treatment for treating neck pain, back pain, chest pain, and headaches.
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Treatment for musculoskeletal pain normally involves the use of hands or a device to apply controlled pressure to a joint. This improves the quality and range of physical movement.
Other treatments that a chiropractor may offer include:
- electrical stimulation
- heat and ice
- relaxation techniques
- Rehabilitative and general exercises
- lifestyle counseling for musculoskeletal health
- dietary supplements
Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment:
- Non-invasive, independent on drugs and medication
- Relieves Back pain and speeds up recovery processes
- Improves movement by targeting the source of the problem
- Improves muscle strength by loosening or tightening
- Helps relieve Arthritis patients from daily pain
- Great for blood circulation and functioning of the nervous system
- Boosts immunity
- Facilitates peaceful sleep
What is Chiropractic Manipulation?
Chiropractic manipulation, or hands-on spinal manipulation, involves the application of pressure to a patient’s spine or other body parts by a chiropractor. Using this pressure, a chiropractor adjusts and corrects the alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure. Patients with musculoskeletal problems may also consider physical therapy and exercise therapy. Chiropractic manipulation is rooted in the philosophy that proper alignment of a body’s musculoskeletal structure, especially the spine, will allow the body to heal itself without the use of any surgery or medication. Chiropractic manipulation helps to reduce pain and improve the way a person moves. Manipulation also helps restore mobility to joints affected by tissue injury.