Chiropractic is a licensed health care profession that emphasizes the body’s ability to heal itself. Treatment typically involves manual therapy, often including spinal manipulation. Other forms of treatment, such as exercise and nutritional counseling, may be used as well.
What Chiropractors Do
Chiropractors approach patient care in a manner similar to that used in conventional medicine. They interview the patient, obtain a detailed health history, perform an examination, do tests, and develop a working diagnosis. They then develop a management plan, start treatment, and monitor the patient’s progress. Chiropractors often treat problems related to the musculoskeletal system.
The manual treatment methods used by chiropractors range from stretching and sustained pressure to specific joint manipulations, which are usually delivered by hand and involve a quick and gentle thrust. The purpose of the manipulations is to improve joint motion and function. Manipulations are most commonly done on the spine, but other parts of the body may also be treated in this way. http://artofwellnesschiropractic.com/about-chiropractic/
Chiropractic neurology is an evidence-based model of care which utilizes diagnostic and treatment approaches that can measure and improve the function of the brain and nervous system in health and disease.
When joints are not moving they are not able to trigger muscle spindle or Golgi Tendon messages to the brain at the capacity of a joint that is moving. This lack of movement causes the brain to feel a higher level of pain than a joint that is moving.
There are many ways to move a joint. Stretch, Compression, Massage are all fantastic ways to move a joint. Chiropractic found it’s specialty with Speed. Chiropractors, in particular, are known for their High Velocity(Fast Speed) – Low Amplitude(Low Force) adjustments. Studies have shown that speed can trigger muscle spindle activity faster than any other mode of joint mobility which is why Chiropractors get results!
“”The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and the cause and prevention of disease.”
– Thomas A. Edisonn