Chiropractors are certified health professionals who focus on curing and relieving disorders of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system and bringing your general health up. Clinics usually offer chiropractic services such as treating neuromusculoskeletal complaints that are not only limited to neck pain, back pain, headaches and limb joint pain.
With just a pair of hands
Chiropractors practice a drug-free and hands-on approach to health care which includes the examination of a patient, diagnosing them, and also providing the appropriate and proper treatment. Chiropractors are trained to have a broad range of diagnostics skills and will often at times recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises and routines. They are also taught to provide useful dietary, lifestyle and nutritional advice to help an even wider range of patients.
One common practice
A very common therapeutic procedure performed by chiropractors, is one known as the “spinal manipulation”, which is also known as “chiropractic adjustment”. This procedure is done to restore joint mobility by applying a fixed amount of force manually onto one’s joints that had their movements restricted as a result of tissue injury.
Tissue injury when not properly and quickly treated can cause even bigger problems in the future. Such injuries are often caused by a single traumatic event such as the improper lifting of an extremely heavy object or sitting in an awkward position that causes discomfort for an extended period of time. Injured tissues go through other changes that can cause inflammation and increasing pain. This procedure restores the joints and affected tissues to alleviate pain and allow the tissues to recover and heal over a certain amount of time.
How the chiropractor tackles medical problems
There are several ways to treat different patients and so chiropractors may assess them either through laboratory testing, clinical examination, diagnostic imaging and other interventions so as to determine the best possible treatment for the patient. After diagnosis, if chiropractic care is not a suitable treatment for a patient, the chiropractor will readily refer patients to other appropriate health care providers to seek treatment.