Unconventional, Yet Effective Method of Treatment - Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care deals with diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disorders caused by spine or musculoskeletal system that affects the nervous system. The practice involves treatment of disorders related to the spine by manipulating the spine, soft tissues and other joints. Founded in 1890s by D.D Palmer, this method of treatment has a long history of being called a complementary and alternative medicine and sometimes unscientific cult. But still it sustained demand and gradually acquired legitimacy and acceptance among medical physicians.

It was hypothesized that vertebral joint misalignment of vertebral subluxations hinder with the ability of the body to heal itself. It further caused pinched nerves in intervertebral spaces that alter nerve vibrations affecting the health of the organ. This medical inference proved instrumental in providing a basis for differentiating this approach from conventional medicinal practices. The paradigm of Chiropractic shifts with every passing decade and it remains largely untested; critics are still skeptical about its clinical value.

Practitioners of Chiropractic care emphasize on conservative management of neuromusculoskeletal system devoid of any surgery or medication. The doctors of chiropractics advise combination of mainstream and alternative medicine that has attributes of primary care providers.

Some of the Treatment Techniques Involved are:

  • Spinal manipulation also called as spinal adjustment or chiropractic adjustment
  • Activator technique
  • Cox/flexion-distraction
  • Ergonomic/postural advice
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Diversified technique
The treatment is effective on the various conditions of chronic back pain, whip lash or neck pain, headache or migraine, upper limbs and scoliosis. Regarded as a safe therapy, it is effective when implied skillfully and appropriately. It is associated with mild or temporary effects of pain or stiffness in the affected region.

Like any other primary care provider, chiropractic care employs X-rays and CT scans for diagnosis. The cost of the treatment depends on the severity of the problem faced by the patient and the care needed. No drugs or medication, serious surgery or expensive hospital bills is involved in the treatment.