A Look Into Chiropractic Care: Common Treated Ailments and Benefits

May 16, 2017   /   byHealthier Societies  / Categories :  Health

Chiropractic care has long been heralded by many people – natural health care providers and clients alike – as an option in the treatment and prevention of many ailments. The possibility of treatment and achieving wellness without surgery or medication is an attractive prospect.

Common ailments

There are some ailments that have been known to benefit from one or a few visits to a chiropractic clinic. These include back pain, neck pain, scoliosis, arthritis and other joint pains, persistent headaches, infections in the ear, and colic. Some clients also get chiropractic care to treat asthma and improve organ functions. Women may have a healthier pregnancy if they receive chiropractic care. And there are also those whose condition improves with chiropractic instead of surgery.

The cause of some ailments is easy enough to trace. For example, a slip or fall accident may lead to a misalignment in the vertebra, possibly leading to persistent back pain. This may be a reason to see a chiropractor. Other reasons include those caused by poor posture, damage to an intervertebral joint that causes swelling, inflammation due to stress or poor diet, osteoporosis, and tightness in muscles.

How it works

Chiropractic practice is focused on the manipulation of the central nervous system, which is composed of the brain and the spinal cord. Chiropractors believe that with a healthy central nervous system, the entire body may achieve health and wellness. This is why they are focused on the proper alignment of the spine, which is essentially where every other part of the body connects to the brain.

Vertebral subluxation

The spinal joints and nerves may suffer from a mechanical compression or irritation due to stress, called a subluxation. Stress may start from different sources and may manifest in different ways. Chiropractors believe subluxations are a response to stress. They believe many ailments can be traced back to a vertebral subluxation, so they manipulate the spinal column to remove the subluxation and help the body heal itself.

The practice of chiropractic care has a long and storied history in health and wellness. Whatever your beliefs in the treatment of many medical issues, consider chiropractic care. It may just be what you need to help your body heal.

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