CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractice Explained

Pain Relief Through Chiropractic Care

There are a few chiropractice definitions that are used in the industry today, the most popular of which being:

A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.”

World Federation of Chiropractic, 2001

A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation with a particular focus on subluxations.”

World Health Organization, Guidelines on Chiropractic, 2005

Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.”

Association of Chiropractic Colleges, 1996

In a nutshell, this means that chiropractors use manual techniques to take muscles and joints, which aren’t functioning properly, and return them to optimal working order. This can, in turn, influence nerve function which may improve a variety of health disorders throughout the body.

Generally, joint and muscle dysfunction can be caused by four main phenomena:

Trauma

Falls, car accidents, sports injuries, etc

Poor posture

Slouching, sleeping incorrectly.

Stress

Causing muscular knots and tension.

Nutritional Deficiency

Unbalanced diet.

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Spine and Beyond Articles

Below you will find a few of our latest Spine and Beyond articles, touching on topics that range from chiropractic care to general health and wellbeing advice. Should you not find something worth reading here, have a look at our ARTICLES page for more sound chiropractic advice and information!

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