What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health-care profession that focuses on the spine and other joints of the body. The word “chiropractic” means “to be done by hand.” Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. They help patients maintain optimal health while avoiding unnecessary drugs or surgery.
Chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including ice, heat, ultrasound, exercise and acupuncture along with advice about posture and lifestyle.
What is a chiropractor?
A chiropractor is a primary care doctor who specializes in spinal health and well-being. A chiropractor is trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles). Chiropractors also know the effects these disorders can have on the nervous system and general health.
Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility. There is an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment or manipulation of the spine. Most chiropractors aim to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients as well as to educate them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat back pain.
Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, patients also consult chiropractors regarding a range of other, related conditions.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a specific, controlled force applied to a joint to restore proper function and mobility. Stress or overexertion can negatively impact the spine and other extremity joints.
These changes effect tissues, the nervous system and other areas of the body. If you leave this unresolved, it can make your spine more vulnerable to chronic problems. Chiropractic adjustments reduce pain, increase movement and improve performance. This is caused by small pockets of air or bubbles, which are in the fluid that surrounds your joints. When joint tissues are stretched during a chiropractic adjustment, the pockets of air “pop”, which creates that cracking sound you hear.
We have now covered the top 3 main questions we usually receive at our Chiropractic Clinics in London. Over the next few days, we will continue this post series with more FAQs on chiropractic. Questions like the types of chiropractic adjustments, and the pain, and illnesses that a chiropractor can treat. Don´t miss it!
In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to call us on 07376 243726 for a free phone consultation, one of our Chiropractors will solve any doubts or concerns you may have.
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