Friday, December 15, 2017 by Zoey Sky
Chiropractic treatment is a health care profession. Chiropractors perform adjustments or manipulations to the spine or other parts of the body.
Chiropractors help correct alignment problems, ease pain and support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. They may also use other treatments such as:
Dr. Daniel David Palmer is the father of chiropractic theory and he started the first chiropractic college in Davenport, IA, in 1897. Dr. Palmer referred to chiropractics as “a science of healing without drugs.” Based on folk medicine, chiropractic theories embrace vitalism and spiritualism. However, as knowledge of medical science grows, chiropractors have moved away from this “esoteric base.”
According to The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), vertebral subluxation is “a health concern that manifests in the skeletal joints, and, through complex anatomical and physiological relationships, affects the nervous system and may lead to reduced function, disability or illness.” As per the NBCE, the symptoms of subluxation can include:
In standard medical terminology, a subluxation is “a full or partial dislocation of a joint or organ.” The World Health Organization (WHO) defines it as a “significant structural displacement, and therefore visible on static imaging studies,” which distinguishes it from the chiropractic form that is not measurable and has its roots in metaphysics.
Chiropractic is the largest alternative medical profession. Among all the alternative forms of medical treatment, it has the largest degree of success in regards to its size and visibility. Chiropractic is licensed in all 50 states and at least one in three people with back pain are treated by a chiropractor at least once.
Chiropractic treatment offers several benefits such as:
Chiropractic medicine aims to fix mechanical problems in the musculoskeletal system since these issues can affect an individual’s health and well-being by impacting the nervous system.
Chiropractors perform adjustments or manipulations to the spine or other parts of the body. They help correct alignment problems, ease pain, and support the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Chiropractic treatment triggers the body’s natural healing abilities; it begins with a thorough evaluation and it involves no drugs or surgery.
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