Chiropractic emanates from the Greek words cheir and praxis, which means hand and practice. Together, the words mean hands-on therapy or treatment done by hands. The practice focuses on the skeleton, the nerves and the muscles, which are the body’s main structures.
A chiropractor attempts to manipulate your spine to improve your health without the need for drugs and surgery. The chiropractor uses his hands and elbows to realign your spine while you lie on a table.
Chiropractors are recommended for treating certain types of;
- Lower back pain,
- Repetitive strains,
- Neck pains,
- Car accident injuries,
- Sports injuries and
- Arthritic pains.
Chiropractors primarily focus on neuromusculoskeletal disorders, although their services are not exclusive to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
Chiropractic care is considered a safe and effective treatment when done by a trained and licensed practitioner. Serious complications associated with chiropractic adjustments are infrequent. Chiropractic medicine is advised against if you suffer from;
- Severe osteoporosis,
- Loss of strength in an arm or leg,
- An increased risk of stroke,
- Cancer in your spine and
- A bone abnormality in the upper neck.
If you experience constant pains and do not have a history of the conditions mentioned above, maybe it is time you visited a chiropractor.