Who is a Chiropractor?

INTRODUCTION

Chiropractic focuses on the body’s ability to heal itself and includes other treatments such as nutrition and exercise. By improving the functioning of the neuromusculoskeletal system, chiropractors believe that spinal adjustments and joint rearrangements improve the functioning of other systems throughout the body. Bernard Brozek also does all this.

What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors examine the patient by looking at the position of the spinal cord and muscles.  They also do tests and can take X-rays to diagnose the patient’s condition, then come up with a treatment plan and monitor progress.

Chiropractors do not prescribe pain medication.  Instead, they rely on the body’s ability to heal and help. A chiropractor’s first aid is spinal manipulation where they use hands or tools to apply force to a spinal joint, moving the joint in a certain direction for better alignment.

In addition to spinal manipulation, chiropractors may include other treatments such as:

  * Relax

 *  Excitement

 *  Hot and cold treatments

 *  Exercise

 *  Diet and weight loss counselling

What conditions does a chiropractor treat?

Lower back pain, neck pain and headaches are the most common problems people seek chiropractic adjustments for. Chiropractic care is a useful tool for pain management.  Chiropractors make sure that the muscles around the joints are working properly.

Reasons to See a Chiropractor

Most adults who do not want to use the medicine go to a chiropractor to manage or relieve back, neck and lower back pain.  But there are other reasons why patients seek chiropractic care. These include:

 *  Disease prevention

 *  Increasing energy

 *   Strengthen the immune system

 *  Promoting overall well-being

   Most people usually have to take six to ten trips to experience the relief.

What to expect from a chiropractor?

Your first visit to a chiropractor will begin with a diagnosis. You will be given a list of health-related questions to complete. Your chiropractor will also want to know if you have a history of migraine and your sleep patterns, your diet and if you are physically active.

After a chiropractic procedure

For several days after your visit, you may feel light-headed or tired, or have pain in the treated area. On rare occasions, some people experience problems after chiropractic procedures including:

  * Pinched nerves

   *herniated disc

   *Stroke

CONCLUSION

Most people experience immediate relief and see their health improve over time. Your chiropractor can provide you with valuable information such as good posture while standing, sleeping and sitting at the table. You should consult your primary care physician if your chiropractic care does not reduce your pain or if it gets worse. Also, contact your doctor if you notice anything unusual such as feeling weak or numb.