Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorder of the neuro musculoskeletal system and the spinal manipulation and the effect of these disorders on general health.
Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuro musculoskeletal complaints including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints or the arms or legs and headaches.
Chiropractic physician practice a durugfree, hands on approach to health care that includes patient examination diagnosis and treatment.
The most common therapeutic procedure of chiropractic is known as spinal manipulation the purpose on manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force in to joints that have becomes hypomobile- or restricted in their movement as a result of a tissue injury.
Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improperlifting of a heavy object or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. Manipulation or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues restores mobility, there by alleviating pain and muscle tightness and allowing tissues to heat.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort patient may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
In many cases. Such as low back pain. Chiropractic care many be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist. Chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspect associated with the conditions.