What does Chiropractic Treat? While most people automatically think neck and back pain, there is so much more to it than that. Chiropractic care is great for patients of any age. Chiropractic helps with pain, headaches, mobility issues, car accident injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, and traumas, referred pain and they also consult on nutrition, diet, healthy habits and lifestyle change.
Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe?
Adjustments are safe, noninvasive, and drug-free. Chiropractic has an excellent record, with any treatment there is a potential of adverse effects. The risks associated are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following treatment. If you are very out of place and have been for a long time you may experience 24 hours of a gradual fading soreness almost like a good workout at the gym. It is retraining the body.
How Do You Choose a Chiropractor?
Word of mouth patient referral is absolutely the best way. If you know someone who is happy with their doctor you very likely will be as well. You may also seek recommendations from other health care providers or search google “chiropractors near me” and look at reviews.
What IS That Cracking Sound When You Get Adjusted?
Many people are startled by the sound when they receive their first adjustment. What that is: the sound of the release of a small gas bubble between the joints. It’s the same thing as when you crack your knuckles on your hands. What you are hearing is the change in pressure. It can be loud but doesn’t hurt and usually is followed by a feeling of relief.
I Have Heard That Once You Get Adjusted, You Can’t Stop Going – Is That True?
When you first visit the chiropractor they should be able to evaluate you and give you an idea of what kind of ongoing treatment plan they suggest. The simple answer is “no”, that is simply not true. It will do your body no damage to stop going. It will, however, do you far more good to keep going forward in healing and on to the maintenance phase.
What Kind of Training Do Chiropractors Receive Compared to Medical Doctors?
D.C.’s (Doctors of Chiropractic) care are schooled just as primary care doctors, with an emphasis on treatment and diagnosis of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system.
The typical student applicant for chiropractic school has already acquired nearly four years of a pre-medical undergraduate college education. This covers courses in psychology, biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, and lab work.
Once accepted they take on four to five more academic years of professional study. Chiropractors are educated in neurology, orthopedics, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, exercise, diagnostic imaging, and nutrition rehabilitation.
A significant section of time is spent in clinical training to master the manipulative procedures. The chiropractic curriculum encompasses a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom and clinical experience. The curriculum is approved by the Council on Chiropractic Education.
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