Chiropractic care is a profession that treats musculoskeletal problems trough manual therapy and spine manipulation. Chiropractic care mostly deals with spinal problems and back pains. Spine manipulation, although it sounds painful, is the primary approach, but chiropractic also deals with joints, muscles and the overall framework of the body.
Chiropractic comes from the Greek word “cheir” which means hand and “praxis” which is action. Combined, chiropractic literally means “done by hand” or “treatment by hand”. Chiropractors are the professionals who practice chiropractic profession. They are licensed by the state and are required to undergo formal education before practicing the chosen profession.
The Philosophy Behind
There are two basic concepts that chiropractic practitioners follow: (1) the body functions according to its structure and condition, and (2) health and healing relies on the interaction between the mind and the body.
An example would be when the spine is in its abnormal position. This could result to some nerves in the spine to get irritated and therefore can lead to back pain and muscle pain. The functionality of the spine can get affected, thus the whole body framework gets affected. This is the reason why it is important for chiropractic to reposition the spine to alleviate any physical discomforts.
Most patients of chiropractic care would have back pains, arthritis, muscle stiffness, muscle spasms and other problems. Pain is relieved and the patient can move better. Joints and tissues would heal and pain would leave. A new chiropractic patient may find the treatment painful at first. A body which has been out of line for a long time may feel different the fits time it has been put into place.
Patients also choose chiropractic care because it is safe. Since there are no drugs used in the treatment, there is less possibility that the patient would get addicted to medication. Surveys also showed that malpractice among chiropractors is considerably lower compared to medical practitioners.
Other exceptional benefits of chiropractic care include:
- Improved immunity and overall health
- Improved athletic performance
- Improved posture
- Improve spinal structure and makes spinal disks healthier
- Shows significant effects on slowing down the aging process
Chiropractic also showed a great help among pregnant women. Chiropractic adjustments showed that it could help expectant mothers to deliver easily. There are also studies showing that pregnant women who have undergone chiropractic adjustments can decrease their labor time by 50 percent.