Chiropractic has become one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine. In 2000, the US Department of Defense (DoD) released a report on the results of a program to study the feasibility of chiropractic care commissioned by the US Congress. The results clearly showed higher levels of patient satisfaction, better outcomes for those who received chiropractic treatment for neuro-musculoskeletal diseases, lower number of hospital stays for cases treated with chiropractic, and more.
Chiropractic Treatment Methods
The treatment typically involves manipulation of the bones of the spine to rectify medical problems such as pain caused by muscle and bones.
Chiropractors at well-known healthcare centers utilize four kinds of measures to study a patient’s condition before starting treatment: reports of pain severity and pain tolerance; anomalies, pathology or posture; range of motion, strength, stiffness, activities of daily living; and physiologic measurements like neurological assessment, laboratory reports, and so on. Muscle and nerve electrical impulses are measured. The chiropractor then uses a hands-on approach to restore the alignment of the vertebrae and nerve function. Passive and isometric stretching technique and massage are also utilized. Besides Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), ultrasound and traction are used to maximize outcome. Recurring visits may be needed till treatment goals are realized.
Administered correctly by a licensed and experienced chiropractor, chiropractic care is safe and effective, offering a patient relief from lower back pain, hip and leg pain or numbness, neck, joint pain, numbness, chronic headaches, knee and ankle pain, and Carpal Tunnel issues. The health of the spine is important for general well-being and therefore this non-invasive therapy can strengthen the body, enhance flexibility, and improve blood circulation and immunity. You can get considerable relief from your pain without medication or surgery.