Chiropractic, commonly spelt as chiropractic, is an alternative and complementary science that is concerned primarily with the diagnosis and treatment of motor-skeletal disorders of the skeletal system, particularly the spine. This modality of health care originated in the early 1900s in the United States, and today there are many professional associations throughout the United States that focus on the discipline of chiropractic. Although not recognized by the FDA, chiropractic has been found to be highly effective in treating low back pain and other problems. Chiropractic doctors can diagnose a problem by carefully studying the patient’s history and doing a physical examination.Learn more about this at Palmercare Chiropractic Columbia, MD.
The main tools of chiropractic treatment are the hands of the doctor, including both the hands used during the actual manipulation of the spine and those used during the post-treatment care (chiropractic maintenance) process. In addition to the manipulation of the spine and joints, chiropractic also incorporates the use of massage therapy, electrical stimulation, nutritional support, and environmental adjustments. If a chiropractic doctor feels that a patient requires a more detailed examination, he or she will perform additional diagnostic tests like x-rays and MRIs to better understand what is wrong. After a complete and comprehensive exam, the doctor will develop a plan for treatment based on the results of these tests.
Some common treatments included using ice packs to reduce inflammation around the neck, electric stimulation, ultrasound, manual adjustments or manual traction, muscle balance therapy, and application of topical creams. For some patients, a combination of treatments may be needed to get the most benefit out of their visits. Chiropractors also offer diagnostic tests like x-rays and MRIs to detect any problems before they become worse. When you go to your chiropractor for neck pain relief, don’t forget to ask about the other methods of pain relief such as exercise, nutritional supplements, and medication, as well as how to prevent further injury to your neck. A great chiropractor can help you manage your pain and properly manage your body so that it heals faster and more effectively.
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