Chiropractic

What is Chiropractic Healing

Chiropractic is a realtively popular form of treatment that seeks to diagnose and correct misalignments in the joints of the skeleton. As the joints are “out of place” or out of alignment, these joints cause spasms to muscles and irritations to the nerves resulting in pain. Not only can this pain come from the initial injury, but also from other parts of the body that have to compensate.

 

Chiropractic Video

(Chiropractic Video 1: This is obviously edited; It doesn’t show the assesment part to find out what’s wrong! Good info anyway.)

 

(Chiropractic Video 2: Very informative news interview. Can’t even blame the guy for promoting his clinic.)

 

Beginnings of Chiropractic

There are artifacts and records indicating spinal manipulation among the ancient Chinese and Greeks. Even Hippocrates “The Father of Medicine” used spinal manipulation in the 5th century.

It was not until 1895 when the Canadian Daniel David Palmer performed the first Chiropractic adjustment. Thereafter he worked to promote a systematized chiropractic technique. Two years later he then went on to found the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa .

 

Acupressure Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Q – Is Chiropractic healing safe?

A - there are inherent risks in almost all medical treatments. Even having your blood drawn can give you an infection. The risk of being injured by your chiropractor is about the same as being struck by lightning. If you feel safe enough to walk outside, get in your car, and travel to the chiropractor’s office, your biggest risk is actually getting in a car and sharing the road with some lunatic driver in a rusty old truck.

Q – Does Chiropractic healing hurt?

A - For most patients there is no pain. The most common discomfort for most people during a chiropractic appointment is the cracking sound made during the adjustment. One of the best things you can do to ensure a painless appointment is to relax and stretch before your appointment.

Q – What should I wear to my appointment?

A – As in most treatment situations, loose fitting clothing is a good idea. Almost always you will be asked to remove your shoes, so wearing socks that won’t embarrass you is a must. It is also a good idea to avoid wearing tops that make it hard for the chiropractor to feel or massage your spine by being to bulky.

Q – How much does it usually cost per session?

A - This is a tough question to answer with any accuracy since therapists base their rates on many factors from experience and reputation to the demand for services in their area. Most often the prices range from $40 – $120 per treatment in the US and Canada.

This is a perfect question to ask the chiropractic practitioner in your are before you make any commitments as well as finding out about their experience, training, and satisfaction levels of past customers.

Q -What will my physician think of me visiting a chiropractor?

A – historically speaking, there have been strong feelings or rivalry between medical doctors and doctors of chiropractic. In recent years chiropractic has gained wider acceptance and legitimacy among health care professionals in regards to treatments involving pain of the back, neck and outer extremities.

Q – Why do some people say that chiropractors are “quacks”?

A – This has been a long-standing accusation leveled against chiropractors – often meant to be a quick dismissal of the subject. Some of it is based in the original premise of chiropractic treatment in which misalignment in the spine caused a blockage of “innate intelligence” to flow through the body. This “innate intelligence” was thought to be how the body healed itself. This ideological debate is one source of the claims of quackery.

Science likes proof. There are some illnesses where chiropractic has been “proven” under the scrutiny of science. However there are many claims for chiropractic healing that they can’t prove. As in all disciplines, the treatment isn’t any better than the practitioner. Make sure you do your homework including talking to your friends before choosing your chiropractor.

Q – I was just involved in a car accident. Will my insurance pay for chiropractic treatment?

A – Most insurance companies currently will cover chiropractic treatment for a defined maximum price or number of treatments. Some companies may have chiropractors they refer you to in your area. Make sure you find out the policies of your insurance company before you seek chiropractic treatment.

Conclusion

In investments, they say the best course of action is diversity. The same could be said of good health care and natural healing. In a diversified plan, don’t overlook chiropractic as an important component of your health and wellness. This is true both for prevention and maintenance of a balanced and healthy body.

Share your experience with chiropractic healing below!

 

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