Doctors of Chiropractic go through a rigorous process to earn their license to practice. The are educated to deal with restoration of your nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery. Using only natural methods, a chiropractor will assess the condition of your spine and the integrity of your nervous system. If there are interferences to the nervous system, a Doctor of Chiropractic will remove it by using only natural and the most appropriate technique designed specifically for every patient. These techniques are usually referred to as spinal adjustments or spinal manipulation.
A Spinal adjustment is when a chiropractor uses a specific instrument, hands, or a table to work with Subluxation (misalignment of the vertebrae). An adjustment restores the normal function of your muscular and nervous system. A specific force is applied to a distorted body part to restore it to its normal function and health.
There are mainly 3 causes to why we can pain in our body.
- Physical cause: Trauma, poor posture, inflexibility, fixated joints, poor motion techniques
- Chemical cause: Drugs, alcohol, improper foods and many more
- Emotional cause: Depression, anger, fear, disappointment
A Subluxation refers to a slight misalignment of the vertebrae. A subluxation may cause various many health problems depending on the area of the subluxation (upper, middle, lower vertebrae)
You may or may not feel pain when you have a Subluxation. You may feel okay but may still have a subluxation. You may not feel the effects if you have diabetes or high blood pressure until it becomes symptomatic and painful. Similarly to Subluxation, the process is similar.
Sometimes subluxations can go away on its own. However, considering the stressful lifestyle most of us are in now, we tend to accumulate too much subluxations which our body is unable to deal with. The best natural remedy would be to go through Chiropractic treatments. It avoids surgery and will be less costly.
A New Zealand government study have shown that the treatment by a Doctor of Chiropractic is safer and more effective than drugs and surgery. Chiropractic Adjustments are a hundred times safer than over the counter drugs/medications for the same types of pain.
Please do not do so. Chiropractors undertake up to 8 years of education to attain their qualification. They are also trained to be able to work individually with every patient. Everyone is unique, similarly each nervous system and body is unique. Doctor of Chiropractic takes years to develop a technique of adjustment for every individual.
Usually the amount of adjustments for pain relief is short. Majority of the patients do report relief within five to ten visits. There are some who choose corrective and prolonged care to restore full function of the body after the pain relief has taken place. Others should undergo a prolonged course of treatments if the condition is more serious and has become chronic. There are various factors that should be incorporated such as their state of health, age and the severity of the illness.
To start off, it is very important and encouraged to try and avoid back surgery. Resort to Chiropractic first. During a surgery, tissues are cut, bones modified and foreign materials are introduced into the body. This leads to a harder and longer recovery time.
However, if you already have gone through surgery, do consult a Chiropractor for a thorough evaluation. This will determine if you can be helped.
Chiropractic adjustments should not be painful. As all our doctors are highly trained professionals, you need not worry about this. As a matter of fact, many find it pleasurable after a session of Chiropractic.
All our Doctors are highly trained professionals. Therapy done by our highly trained Doctors of Chiropractic should not be painful. In fact, many patients report pleasurable sensation after the treatment.
Fear not! It is not the sound of your bones rubbing against each other or the doctors breaking your bones. The popping sound is caused by the release of liquid & gas mixture in your joints – similarly like when you pop a bottle of champagne. It is healthy and safe to hear the pops. This type of therapy is scientifically proven and highly beneficial.