How does Chiropractic work?
For those with back pain or neck pain and have yet to visit a Chiropractor, you must be wondering: How does it work? Can Chiropractic really help me?
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is essentially a drug-free, surgery-free, hands on therapy to tackle a wide range of spine and joint problems. Chiropractors believe in letting the body heal naturally without adding external chemicals to the body and the way to do that is by adjusting the spine.
Depending on your Chiropractor, some may include modalities like Ultrasound, Interferential or exercise equipments to complement their treatment.
Conditions that can be treated by Chiropractic treatment are the following:
1. Back and neck pain
3. Scoliosis (curved spine)
4. Degenerative joint pain
5. Arthritis pain
6. Sports injuries
7. Postural pain
How does it work?
On the first visit, Chiropractors assess your spine and body to confirm if there is a link between your presenting complaint to your posture and state of the body. If the link is found and misalignment of the spine is also present, Chiropractors will then adjust the spine to reduce any pain or discomfort that could come from it.
For example, if you are having a left sided neck pain and we find that you have a curved spine that could place uneven pressure to your neck and shoulder, we would then adjust the segment that is causing that uneven pressure and that is causing you pain. It's that simple! :)
Why choose Chiropractic?
Aside from the obvious mechanical problem that might arise, misalignment of the spine or uneven pressure placed along the spine and joints can cause interference in communication between the nerves and the brain.
Our nervous system relies on this communication to work. Interruption in this communication can present as weakness, soreness, dull ache, tiredness, pins and needles. At times, it can be silent.
Chiropractic does not only treat the presenting mechanical problem, it looks for interruptions as mentioned above and it treats the root of the problem.
By seeing a chiropractor for your pain, not only can you experience pain relief but you can also improve functions of your body and allow your body to work at its maximum potential.
Did you know?
Here in our center we like to be confident about our diagnosis before seeing our patients regularly. X-ray or MRI referrals are often prescribed for this reason.
We have affiliations with a number of hospitals to provide our patients with more convenient and more affordable x-ray or MRI taking experience.