Founded on the belief that health and body functions rely on the alignment of the spine, chiropractic centers on establishing and sustaining the proper structure of the spine through the use of several treatments. One of these treatments is known as spinal manipulation or adjustment, where the hands are used to apply a certain amount of pressure on the spine. These improper positioning of the spine, according to the theories of chiropractic, affects the ability of the body to function well resulting to numerous health issues. The practitioners of chiropractic also believe that the nerves affect the energy flow all over the whole body. When the energy flows freely, the body will always be in a good state of health.
Chiropractic care is also used to treat the body areas that are affected or were affected by this misalignment like the hips or legs. Various health issues such as physical injuries can be treated by chiropractic care. Patients who have had injuries seek chiropractic care over allopathic treatments because the former does not make use of drugs unlike the latter. In serious medical conditions, chiropractic is a good alternative for surgery to prevent the injury from advancing to require surgery.
Pain and immobility that resulted from accidents cause spinal misalignments. By correcting these misalignments, the patient will be able to get back to his normal state of health.
A few patients experience pain in the area where adjustment was applied. This is not alarming, as the pain will normally disappear and the patient will feel better in a short period of time. With chiropractic treatment, the patient will notice that he had an improvement in his range of motions, flexibility and pains have become lesser.
A noninvasive form of treatment, chiropractic has lesser unpleasant adverse effects compared to prescribed medications or surgery. It can also be used in combination with allopathic therapies. However, the patient must inform the doctor and the chiropractor on the treatments he had received. Any health concerns of the patient must be discussed with his doctor and chiropractor.
The regularity of chiropractic treatment that a patient needs, the healing time and prognosis after the injury is determined by certain factors:
1) age and the general health condition of the patient,
2) the accompanying therapies used.
It would be wise to look for a qualified and certified chiropractor in order to ensure safety and to prevent any risk. If you do not know of any chiropractor, you can check some of your friends, relatives or co-worker. It is possible that one or two have been seen by a chiropractor.