Chiropractic views the spine as the structural gateway between the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and all organs, muscles, bones, and skin. These structures are all innervated by the nerves extending from the spinal cord through the joints of our spinal column. Muscular and joint manipulations have been used for thousands of years by many Ancient civilizations including the Egyptians, the Chinese and the Indian healers. Today, Chiropractic is an all American profession founded in 1895 by DD Palmer. It enjoys all the current diagnostic modalities such as x-rays, MRI’s, bone scans, blood and urine analysis, Orthopedic and Neurological examinations. The practice and procedures employed by Doctors of Chiropractic are based on the academic and clinical training received through accredited Chiropractic Colleges. It is now one of the few mainstream health care professions that still maintain a drug free, non-surgical approach to treating injuries and illnesses. Chiropractic is the second largest primary health care profession in the United States today with popularity and effectiveness that is continuing to grow thanks to our professional and regulated approach to health care.
Chiropractors perform spinal manipulations to the spinal column by manually applying a gentle, yet specific deep thrust technique known as an adjustment. It is very rare for a joint to go completely out of place. What Chiropractors actually do is realign the joint within its structure, stretching the tissue that has formed around the misalignment of the joint. When that tissue is softly stretched via manipulation, it creates a “popping” sound known as osseous, when the bubbles of gas in the bodily fluids are released. This is similar to the sound one makes when “cracking” their knuckles.
Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system. “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek word ‘Chiropraktikos’, meaning “effective treatment by hand”.
This technique is intended to restore the proper placement of rigid vertebral and other joints helps to restore mobility. It also helps restore the proper biomedical functioning of the musculoskeletal system. This can ease symptoms of joint pain, frequent headaches and other problems that stem from minor trauma to the spine or joints. Diversified Technique is used often in combination with medical massage, ultrasound or electric stimulation, nutritional support if needed, and Rehabilitative exercises.
Chiropractic uses spinal adjustments to improve range and quality of motion in the joints. At our offices we also believe in a holistic approach to healing, incorp4orating nutrition and exercise to aid in rehabilitation or prevention. Research shows Chiropractic care to be beneficial in the treatment of neck pain, frequent headaches, and most commonly: back pain. Chiropractic care is also excellent for the prevention of and treatment of sports injuries as it optimizes athletes’ musculoskeletal ability.
By: Rashad Trabulsi DC