Chiropractic – An Effective Pain Management Therapy without Medication or Surgery
Chiropractic treatment is immensely popular among people seeking relief from back pain. For back pains resulting from various reasons like accidents, muscles strains and sports injuries, chiropractic treatment has given guaranteed relief. Along with back pain, pain in arms, neck, head and legs too is treated well with chiropractic adjustments. Dr. David Cohen is a Las Vegas chiropractor with thousands of hours of experience in chiropractic as well as applied kinesiology and treats an extensive range of problems. He shares valuable information about chiropractic.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is primarily a pain relief treatment for joints, bones, muscles and connective tissue, like ligaments, cartilage and tendons. Sometimes it is used in combination with the standard medical treatment.
How do Chiropractors Work?
Chiropractors make use of practical manipulation of spine and other treatments. Their theory is proper alignment of the musculoskeletal structure, especially of the spine, that makes the body heal by itself without having to use medication or surgery. To restore the joint movements, restricted due to tissue injury resulted from a traumatic incident, like a fall or constant stress, like sitting without back support, manipulation is used.
According to chiropractic, our spinal cord is the organ which is responsible for our free movements, like moving, twisting and bending. It offers protection to our central nervous system which controls and synchronizes every movement of tissues, muscles and organs of our body. Therefore, perfectly functioning spinal cord is the base of an active lifestyle.
When two or more vertebrae don’t work together correctly, it’s called a misalignment or subluxation in chiropractic terminology. These misalignments are in fact joint dysfunctions that may result in pain, reduced mobility or several other signs and symptoms. These dysfunctions usually remain unheeded and can result into miscommunication between body and brain. They may also eventually cause symptoms in other organs or joints. With these signs, your body tells you that something is wrong. The good news is that with regular chiropractic adjustments, you can cure and prevent these conditions.
Pain Relief with Chiropractic Adjustments
To decide the type of treatment right for your pain, a chiropractor asks your medical history, does physical examination, and may prescribe lab tests or imaging. The treatment may start with one or multiple manual adjustments during which s/he manipulates the joints by applying a sudden but controlled force to bring improvement in quality and range of movement. S/He may also include nutritional changes and workout or rehabilitation in the line of treatment. A chiropractor aims at restoring functions and preventing further injury, along with relieving pain.
Chiropractic is thus a holistic approach to pain and proves that if our body gets an opportunity, it can heal itself far more effectively than medication.