Chiropractic treatment is a hands-on technique that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of Neuromuscular disorders through manual adjustment and manipulation of the spine. This treatment focuses on the structures of the body, especially the spine. Chiropractors usually manipulate the body’s alignment to relieve pain, improve function and help the body heal itself.
The main focus of chiropractic therapy is spinal manipulation, it also includes other treatments like manipulative therapies, postural exercises, ergonomic training, and patient education. Chiropractors can treat pain anywhere in the body such as the head and jaws, shoulders, elbows and wrists, hips, pelvis, knees, and ankles.
This method is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, joints, and bones. Chiropractic therapy is also sometimes used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment.
Chiropractic therapy usually involves the treatment through the following methods:
Spinal Manipulation and Manual Manipulation: This type of technique involves high velocity, short lever arm thrust that is applied to the abnormal parts of the body to improve functionality, reduce nerve irritability, and restore range of motion. Chiropractic therapy is also commonly known as Chiropractic Adjustment.
Mobilization: It involves low-velocity manipulation, movement, and stretching of the muscles and joints, to increase the range of motion within the affected area.
Chiropractic therapy has many benefits, a few of which are mentioned below:
- Improves neck pain.
- Decreases inflammation.
- Reduces back pain
- Reduces scoliosis symptoms.
- Improves posture.
- Reduction of osteoarthritis symptoms.
- Eases headache symptoms.
A chiropractor treats various spinal disorders that cause musculoskeletal or nerve pain. The problems evaluated and treated by chiropractic care are:
- Back sprains and strains.
- Cervicogenic headaches.
- Herniated disc.
- Degenerative disc.
- Spinal osteoarthritis.
- Myofascial pain.
- Plantar fasciitis.
- Sports Injuries