Chiropractic is based on the connection between the nervous system and overall health. Traditionally, chiropractic has focused on the back and spine. Since the nervous system runs through the spine, any problems with the spine may affect the nerves leaving the spine to other parts of the body.
In the past few decades, chiropractic has expanded from its traditional focus on the spine. Its practitioners focus on many connections between nerves and your health throughout the body. Chiropractic doctors use homeopathy and other treatments to help their patients.
Adjustment or Manipulation
The classic chiropractic technique for your back is a spinal adjustment. In this treatment, the chiropractor manipulates a joint in your back. The manipulation may result in pops or cracks—like those caused by cracking knuckles. These sounds are normal.
You may feel a bit of discomfort in the treated area for a short time. This discomfort is normal and should fade within a day or so.
Because chiropractic requires hands-on treatment, you and your chiropractor will schedule a series of visits to address your back or neck pain.
Chiropractic is more than the manipulation of joints. A physical rehabilitation plan may combine movements, exercises, massage therapy, and other treatments to return you to optimal health.
Heat and cold treatments also are available in the office. Chiropractors are also trained to consult with patients about diet. Changes in diet may help alleviate back pain, as can many dietary supplements.
Exercise is an important part of chiropractic treatment. The chiropractor will craft a targeted exercise program for you, making sure your exercise will alleviate your specific pain.
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