Is Chiropractic Scientific?
What we know about the body is due to science which is the base of chiropractic. We then add our own philosophy and a little bit of art to it to help manipulate the nervous system back to where it should be. Your body is sometimes interrupted by what is called subluxations, and chiropractic helps to adjust these so that your body can be readjusted to its proper position.
Do I have a Slipped Disc?
Separating each spinal bone is a special type of tissue called a disc. It's fibrous outer ring contains a jelly-like material. This soft center serves as a "ball bearing" for joint movement. Because of the way in which discs attach to the vertebrae above and below, it can't actually "slip". However, a disc can bulge, tear, herniate, thin, prolapse and dry out.
Do I Have a Pinched Nerve?
While you may hear people say they think they have a pinched nerve, this is actually a rare occurrence. More than likely, you are experiencing subluxations that cause discomfort. If this is the case, your organs and tissues may be affected as well as your nervous system. It is essential for you to have tests done to determine the cause of your pain so you can determine what type of treatment will help.
How do You Get Subluxations?
Stress is what can cause your body to have subluxations or interruptions to the nervous system. These stresses can be physical, emotional, or even chemical. Drugs and alcohol highly affect your body and therefore puts a chemical stress on your body. While chiropractic care can help get your body back to normal, it is important to reduce stress.
What Does an Adjustment Feel Like?
Adjustments can often leave you with a sense of relief and calm after they are performed. Usually adjustments are done routinely, meaning more than once. Chiropractors are educated properly to make sure that they can perform adjustments most comfortably for their patients.
It is not recommended that you try an adjustment on your own. If an adjustment is done incorrectly, you risk damaging your joints, muscles, and ligaments.
Your spinal joints have special fluid that lubricates them. As an adjustment is performed, you may notice a popping sound. This is the gas and fluids shifting during the adjustment.
Every patient has unique needs and spine which require a specialized approach and plan. These plans are based on health, age, physical condition, and health goals.
The necessary number of adjustments varies from patient to patient. It is best to consult with your chiropractor to have a better understanding of the time frame and frequency required.
A chiropractor will assess your physical condition and make recommendations. Once they begin an adjustment, a chiropractor will avoid the surgically modified areas.
There are more than 75,000 chiropractors in the United States that had to pass four national board exams to become licensed. Chiropractic care has an exceptional safety record due to its natural approach to healing. Chiropractors obtain a doctorate and usually obtain an undergraduate degree before they go to chiropractic school. Chiropractic care is safe for all ages from birth to senior years.
Many expecting mothers experience discomfort from their sciatica during pregnancy. Chiropractic adjustments are known to help alleviate this discomfort, improve the pregnancy, ensures proper positioning of the baby, as well as making the delivery easier on themselves and the baby.
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