Chiropractic is a method of healthcare whose focus lies in correcting and optimizing disorders related to bones, spine, joints and nerves. Unlike Allopathic and Homeopathic treatments which cure illness through surgery and drugs, Chiropractic involves manipulation of the body structure using hands. This method has no side effects.The Chiropractor first studies the history of the patient, diagnoses and predicts a combination of treatment to be applied to the patient. It involves providing advice on corrective exercises, non-invasive therapies, and counseling for nutrition intake and lifestyle.
Its history traces back to the end of 19th century when Dr. D. D. Palmer adjusted the spine of a deaf man and supposedly restored his hearing. These claims, however, were not supported by science. Hence, there are no credible proofs available to reinforce his claims. His method was based on three theories:-
- Bones are displaced
- Bones which are out of place cause interference in nerves.
- Changing the orientation of the spine stops nerve interference and restores health.
A chiropractor practices chiropractic (not chiropracy or chiropractics). They have licensed persons and are trained to carry out this therapy orderly. It is a long process, and the patient often meets the Chiropractor to relieve pain.
The spine protects the spinal cord in our body. Its structure is very complex with multiple joints at each spinal segment. Disorders might be the consequence of improper arrangement of these joints. Chiropractic treatment manually readjusts these misalignment. For many problems such as chronic back pain, neck pain, headache Chiropractic is an acceptable therapy. For other conditions, this process serves as a support for the ongoing treatment by helping relieve musculoskeletal facet of it. So far, though no scientific evidence, this care has proved useful for many people who have taken it.
How does this work?
The fundamental principle is that the human body always seeks for correct balance among the working systems of the body which function together. For proper functioning, it is important each system has an appropriate structure. If the structure is damaged, the consequence will be a disorder in the body. Not just specific targets, but also optimized your health as a whole. This is because its primary care if of the spine and spinal cord which is responsible for the human health.
What does Chiropractic care include?
- Stimulation using electricity
- Stimulation using hand
- Stimulation using heat and ice
- General exercises
- Methods to relax the body
- Counseling about weight loss, nutrition
What disorders can chiropractic care treat?
- Back pain and Neck pain
- Degenerative Disk Disease ( DDD )
- Herniated Disk
- Myofascial Pain
- Piriformis Syndrome
Many people with back pain and headache prefer using chiropractic care because it involves no pharmaceutical drugs or surgeries. If you are thinking to undergo treatment, call a chiropractor and book an appointment now.
Dr. Spine Clinic – India’s first Chiropractic Clinic Chain. Phone: +91 901 966 100; Mobile: +91 99452 47200. Address: #602, 2nd Cross, III Block Koramangala, Bangalore – 560 034. To know more visit: chiro.drspine.in