Chiropractic adjustment is what people are seeking when they feel neck and back pain. Chiropractors are trained specialists using their hands or small instrument to apply sudden and controlled force to spinal joints. Their goal is to improve the physical function of body and correcting structural alignment. Chiropractic therapy is in fact a holistic therapy focusing on maintaining nervous system and musculoskeletal health in order to ensure general well-being. Can it really help? There is no many scientifically proven evidences at the moment, but the research about this kind of therapy is growing. Some recent research showed that chiropractic adjustment performed by trained specialists combined with exercises relieves neck pain more effectively compared to medications. Also, holistic therapy, including chiropractic treatments, results in more than 40% fewer hospital admissions and about 50% reduction in pharmaceutical costs.
When is the moment to see a chiropractor? If you suffer from frequent and intense joints, back and neck pain along with headaches, chiropractic adjustment might solve your problems. Medical doctor would probably prescribe pain killer medicine, anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxers, while orthopedics might even recommend surgery. Chiropractors would avoid all of that and provide you relief from pain through spine manipulation. So, patients who are tired of surgeries and drugs and want to cure the cause of their problem, not only symptoms, should see a trained chiropractor.
In its essence, chiropractors believe in these concepts: Our body is naturally able to heal itself. Muscles, bones and joints are closely intertwined with the capacity for healthy function. Chiropractic care is helpful in balancing the structure and function of the body and therefore it promotes self-healing. Chiropractic therapy is safe and recommended when performed by trained and licensed chiropractor. In overall, severe complications associated with spinal manipulation are rare. In case you suffer from severe osteoporosis, spine cancer, unstable spine or increased risk of stroke, chiropractic adjustment might not be for you.
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