Chiropractic origins from Greek word meaning ” done by hand”, is a hands-on practice that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. The spine that is consisted of 24 vertebrae which both supports musculoskeletal system and protects the nervous system. The brain signals through the spinal nerves and out to the organs and tissues in every part of the body. These nerves are protected by the spine, therefore any stress on the vertebrae or joints can put pressure on the nerves and cause pain. Problems on spine can also cause symptoms and pain in other parts of the body such as arms or legs. The goal of chiropractic is to help patients maintain a balance between nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems and to have a healthy spine and joint function. Chiropractic focuses on both diagnosis and treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of musculoskeletal and nervous system. Chiropractors use manual directional force to move misaligned vertebrae to restore its normal position through a technique called Chiropractic Adjustment or chiropractic manipulation. Adjustment helps to both relieve nerve irritability and improve its functions.
Uses of Chiropractic:
Chiropractic is said to be useful in addressing a variety of health conditions, including: