In today’s world, there are a lot of people that don’t prefer the usual medical treatments and manipulations for the treatment of their recent or long term musculoskeletal injuries .
The term ‘chiropractic’ is derived from Greek and it means ‘To perform with hands’. Today, chiropractors are specially educated in treating the joints and muscles of the body with their hands.
Chiropractics are regarded as the health care professionals that deal with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the diseases and disorders which are linked with the musculoskeletal system of our body. Chiropractic treatments are categorized into the alternative medicine.
The basis of the chiropractic treatment is mainly laid upon the spinal adjustments. Chiropractics believe that all the disorder and discomfort caused because of a blockage in the pathway of the nerves because of some compression or any other factor.
Chiropractic adjustment or spinal adjustments are the terminologies used by the chiropractics to describe their method of spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic treatment can be used not only for spinal adjustments but also for other joints and tissues.
Before the chiropractic treatment, the patient is always examined thoroughly. The main purpose of the treatment is to establish a correct diagnosis and then to decide the proper form of treatment. Diagnosis can be formed on the basis of general physical examination, history of the patient and x-ray examination.
Chiropractic treatment is usually painless. The chiropractor chooses the most appropriate treatment according to the condition of the patient. Treatment options include :
- Manipulation treatment
- Soft tissue treatment.
Chiropractic treatment is becoming increasingly popular between people seeking for the remedy of their pain.