Chiropractic is an independent primary healthcare profession specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of biomechanical disorders. Such disorders may reveal themselves as pain in the spine and other in joints of the body often giving rise to low back pain, neck pain, headaches and dizziness. Pain or sensation changes in the arms and legs usually have their origins in dysfunction of the spine, which causes irritation to the nervous system.
Treatment consists of very specific and precise “adjustments” of problem joints. The adjustments are done by hand and are not painful. Some of the treatment techniques produce the sound of a “click” or “pop” from the joint, which may be a new experience for the patient, yet harmless. Treatment restores normal function of the joints, whereby irritation to the nervous system is alleviated. The aim of treatment is not only to relieve symptoms but also restore and maintain optimum health. Treatment is offered only after a thorough consultation with the patient, during which details of the patient’s medical history are recorded. This is followed by a physical examination (women are provided with a gown) including chiropractic, orthopaedic and neurological procedures as well as a x-ray examination, if indicated. Once a specific diagnosis has been made, the problem is explained in detail including the treatment required. On average you are likely to visit your Chiropractor between 6 and10 times, less in a condition caught early.
Chiropractic is a treatment where a practitioner called a chiropractor uses their hands to help relieve problems with the bones, muscles and joints. It’s considered a type of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
You should always see a doctor or chiropractor following an auto accident. If you were the victim in a crash caused by someone else being reckless, then you should most definitely see an accident injury chiropractor after the incident.
Your chiropractor will adjust your treatment plan as you progress. A typical plan might last three to six weeks, followed by a reevaluation. Regular chiropractic adjustments help your spine’s health and your overall health too.