What is Chiropractic Care ?
Chiropractic is a natural method of healthcare that focuses on treating the causes of physical problems, rather than just treating the symptoms. Chiropractic is based on a simple but powerful premise. With a normally functioning spine and healthy nerveous system, your body is better able to heal itself. That’s because your spine is the lifeline of your nervous system. It controls feeling, movement, and all function through your body.
Chiropractic is not about pain……it is about your Brain.
A doctor of chiropractic (DC), chiropractor or chiropractic physician, is a medical professional who is trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
What is Spinal Manipulation/Adjustment (Thrust) ?
Spinal manipulation is the application of a force (a quick and shallow thrust) to spinal joints that moves the target joint or nearby joints slightly beyond their normal range of movement. Spinal manipulation is often accompanied by an audible “pop”. This is believed to be dissolved gas released from joint fluids by a quick drop in pressure. This gas suddenly joins into small bubbles, making a popping sound. Studies have shown that it is not always necessary to hear the audible pop for a spinal manipulation to be effective.
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Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment: What was that pop?
You’re at the chiropractor getting treatment for your back pain, and during a spinal adjustment, you hear a popping noise. It sounds a bit alarming, doesn’t it? Rest assured, though: That pop during a chiropractic spinal adjustment is completely normal. It is the same sound you hear when you pop your knuckles.
During a spinal adjustment, your back undergoes quick, gentle stretching of the spinal facet joint, so you may hear a cracking or popping noise. 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. After this treatment, you may feel more movement in your back.
Chiropractic Treatment and Philosophy
Chiropractic Treatment focuses on the Bodies Inherent Recuperative Powers.
Chiropractors use a Drug free, Natural and Surgery Free approach to Healing. manual treatments which include Spinal Manipulation to aid the bodies natural healing process.
Conditions Treated by a Chiropractor
Chiropractors treat conditions associated with the Muscles, Joints and Nerves including:
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- Lower Back Pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Neck Pain
- Pregnancy related pain
- Jaw Pain
- Slipped Disc
- Pinched Nerve
- Shoulder, Hip, Knee and Ankle pain
- Sports Injuries (Running, Cycling, Horse riding)
- Management of Golfers
- Babies and Children
Who can benefit from Chiropractic Treatment
Office Workers – Office workers often have back and neck pain as a result of prolonged sitting at their desks with poor posture as well as from the stress and pressures associated with working in corporate institutions.
Pregnant Women – Pregnant women often suffer from lower back pain due to the pressure placed on the lower back from the growing fetus and the effect of the hormone relaxin which causes the joints of the pelvis to become “looser” in preparation for natural childbirth.
Chronic Pain Sufferers – Chronic painsufferers can receive benefit as chiropractic treatment has been shown to help in the management of pain without the use of drugs or surgery.
Babies and Children – Chiropractic treatment can assist in the management of colic and bedwetting among babies and children.There is a growing body of research that suggests that babies suffering with colic have been shown to cry less after chiropractic treatment and that chiropractic treatment decreases the frequency bedwetting in children.
Athletes: Many of the best athletes in the world use Chiropractic treatment to keep them functioning at their optimum level and to also help them recover from injury quickly and effectively.