What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is an art, science and philosophy that concerns itself with the innate or inborn intelligence of the human body. It involves the coordination of the intelligence in the brain with the nervous system that regulates millions of vital bodily functions. It studies the mechanics, the statics and the dynamics of the human body. Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the structure (spine) and function (nervous system) and how that relationship is vital in enhancing the body inherent recuperative power to heal itself in a natural way.
Chiropractic is considered the most preferred regulated, drug free, primary natural healthcare profession in the western world including the USA, Canada, Australia and many other countries around the world. The profession originated in the United States in 1895, when D.D. Palmer realized that a specific spinal adjustment had the capacity to remove nerve interference, commonly referred to as a Vertebral Subluxation Complex. This complex occurs when there is a misalignment of one or more vertebrae that results in nerve interference causing altered joint motion.
Chiropractic practitioners believe that a correct alignment and functioning of the vertebrae and their associated nerves is necessary for the body’s well-being. Therefore, the chiropractic professional corrects those muscular and skeletal system’s segments that are not functioning smoothly together. Its main focus is the vertebral column which consist of the cervical spine, the thoracic, the lumbar and pelvic region.
The Goal of Chiropractic
The Doctor of Chiropractic works towards finding the cause of the problem rather than just chasing the symptoms. They focus on correcting the vertebral subluxation complex and addressing the cause of the dysfunction. Chiropractic corrects the “subluxations”, which refer to the misalignment of the vertebrae that causes an imbalance in the whole body. By correcting the subluxations, you can achieve physical, biological and psychological balance that restore and optimize health.
Who is the chiropractic professional and how they work
The chiropractic professional has a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, obtained after attending a 5-year full-time program at an internationally recognized chiropractic institution.
The first step of chiropractic therapy is the patient visit. After completion of a postural analysis, an X-ray, a kinesiologic exam and the inspection of your vertebral column, the chiropractor will recommend a therapy. If the patient has an unbalanced vertebral structure, the chiropractic doctor will pinpoint the location where the imbalance occurs in the various areas of the body and will work to restore balance. This is why the heart of the chiropractic technique is curing the causes of the problem and not just the symptoms.
To identify the structural, biochemical and mental imbalances, you need a kinesiologic exam. The exam is based on a specific technique, in which the chiropractic doctor examines the muscles to evaluate the status of the neuromuscular connections. More specifically, they focus on the subluxations, or the imbalance between the vertebrae. By identifying and addressing the cause of the imbalance, balance is restored to the body. Consequently, medicine usage, known to cause negative side effects, can be reduced or even eliminated. The result is a total body wellbeing.
Who can benefit and what are the effects of chiropractic
Everybody can benefit from chiropractic, from the young to the old, even though it’s always better to identify the problems early on in life, so you can cure them as soon as possible. Some of the problems you can heal are muscle osteoarthritis, particularly on the vertebral column ( cervical, dorsal and pelvic), temporomandibular joint pain, and pain involving shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and feet. Furthermore, you can heal carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, sprains, hernia and common muscular pain. Chiropractic can also heal several problems which are not directly related to muscles or joints but that can be linked to imbalances, like migraines, dizziness, and so on. To maintain this biochemical balance, you need regular check-ups. These check-ups are called stabilization and maintenance phases. Healing these problems produces long-term benefits. It is the reason why chiropractors often recommend post-symptomatic wellness care.
Who can benefit and what are the effects of chiropractic?
Everybody can benefit from chiropractic, from the young to the very old. Identifying problems early on in life can help the body to function properly and efficiently before the health issues become more severe and complex. At the same time, it avoids unnecessary suffering.
Some health issues that chiropractors can assist and help with, are muscle osteoarthritis, particularly on the vertebral column (cervical, dorsal, lumbar and pelvic regions), temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, and pain involving shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and feet. Furthermore, a chiropractor can treat carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), sciatic, sprains, hernia and common muscular pain.
Chiropractic can also help with several health issues which are not directly related to muscles or joints but are linked to imbalances, such as migraines, dizziness, and so on. To maintain this biochemical balance, you need regular check-ups. These check-ups are called stabilization and maintenance phases. Healing these problems produces long-term benefits. It is the reason why chiropractors often recommend post-symptomatic wellness care.