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Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a healthcare profession or discipline that diagnoses, treats and prevents the mechanical disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Chiropractic care is capable of improving general health based on the theories that these mechanical disorders affect general health through the nervous system that exits from the spinal cord housed in the spine.

Chiropractic professionals are doctors of chiropractic, D.C.s, or chiropractors. Although it has many similar attributes of primary care physicians (PCPs) for general health, a chiropractor is usually considered as a medical specialist like dentist or ophthalmologist. It takes a distinguished medication-free, surgery-free natural approach, different from conventional medicine in treating and preventing health problems. Chiropractors provide health care including medical history taking, physical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging, then determine the diagnosis and giving treatment. Chiropractic care may be the primary treatment for most neuromusculoskeletal disorders. If chiropractic therapy is insufficient, referral or a combination therapy with additional health care providers would be necessary.

Modern chiropractic was founded by D.D. Palmer in the 1890’s and expanded by his son B.J. Palmer in early 20th century. Chiropractic is now well established in the U.S., Canada and Australia and is the third largest health profession, behind medicine and dentistry. Old school chiropractors consider subluxations as the leading cause of all diseases and spinal manipulation would solve these problems. New generations of chiropractor with broad diagnostic skills are more open to other therapies and techniques such as physical therapy, massage, acupuncture and nutritional supplements, etc.

Chiropractic manipulation therapy (CMT), also called adjustment, is the manipulative technique involving hands-on manipulation of the spine or other joints with hands (manual manipulation), and/or via special tables (such as drop tables, flexion-extension tables), and/or by using some devices (like activator), etc.

The human body is built with spine as a core in the center. The spine is upward articulated with skull; downward articulated with pelvis and lower extremities; and in the middle articulated with rib cage, sternum, scapulae and upper extremities. There are numerous articulations, mostly small joints, around the spine in this complex spine centered skeletal system. Skull and spine house the central nervous system – brain and spinal cord. Cranial nerves and spinal nerves exit from brain and spinal cord through the foramina and cavities among bones around these joints. All organs including internal organs and extremities are supplied by these nerves.

A healthy spine centered skeletal system supports and protects the nerves running through. When any of these small joints become misaligned, the nerves are suppressed and consequently affect the function of the related organs. The misaligned joints are restricted in their movement is called hypomobility. Chiropractic manipulations are applied with a controlled force into the hypomobile joints to restore the joint mobility and realign the joints. Therefore, the correct mechanical structure in the skeletal system is recovered for the normal supporting and protecting function.

Very rarely, chiropractic manipulation or adjustment causes discomfort. Patients may sometimes, for instance, after the very first adjustment, experience mild soreness or aching. This discomfort, as with intense exercises, usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.

 

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