What is Chiropractic?
Useful information about Chiropractic
If you suffer from back pain or you have problem with your joints, muscles, and bones, you may consider Chiropractic. Chiropractic is a health profession that is related to the treatment, as well as prevention of problems related to the musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractors, or the practitioners of Chiropractic use their hands for treating any problem or disorder related to the bones, joints, and muscles. Such a treatment is also called as manual therapy.
Given below is some useful information about Chiropractic.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a kind of manual therapy wherein chiropractors use a range of techniques, emphasising more on the manipulation of the spine, for treating disorders of the bone, muscle, and joints. Chiropractic was founded in the US in the year 1895 by Daniel David Palmer. Palmer believed that the major cause of human diseases is the misalignment of the spine. The misalignment puts pressure on surrounding nerves and prevents the flow of energy through the body. If these misalignments are corrected, the flow of energy in the body is restored and the symptoms are treated. According to Palmer, 95% of the health conditions can be treated with Chiropractic.
Today, Chiropractic is used for treating back pain and neck pain, and a range of other conditions related to muscles, joints, and bones. Chiropractors may use ice, heat, acupuncture, or ultrasound to improve your symptoms. Depending on the severity of the problem, one may need few or several sessions of Chiropractic treatment.
Who is the best candidate?
Chiropractic isn't meant for everyone. People who suffer from osteoporosis or bone cancer or those who suffer from health condition that affects their spinal cord can’t go for Chiropractic. Further, if people are taking certain medications, such as the ones that help in thinning the blood or certain steroids, Chiropractic may not be suitable for them.
Chiropractic is a safe and effective treatment for reducing back pain and pain in joints, bones, and muscles. But it is not 100% safe. Some of the side-effects that are related to Chiropractic are Discomfort Mild pain Stiffness Tiredness These side-effects are quite common and do not last for more than a day.
What is the Cost?
The cost of Chiropractic depends on many factors, such as the individual chiropractor, the individual needs of the patient, his medical condition, expectations, and the number of sessions that one may need. The cost of Chiropractic usually ranges from $100-$250, per session. One must however consult chiropractic for exact price quote.