Chiropractic: Pseudo-Science or Remarkable Healing Therapy?
One of the most common non-medical treatments done today is chiropractic therapy. Although this is categorized as such, it is considered to be very effective by a lot of people, some of which are medical specialists even. In fact, a lot of them make use of this as a complementary tool in their practice. This is now widespread in Northern America and Europe.
Chiropractic is defined as the manipulation of the spine. It is done for diagnosing certain health problems, relieving signs and symptoms especially pain and treating specific diseases and disorders.
The Concepts of Chiropractic
The founder of chiropractic was very certain that it is possible to blend various scientific facts with the metaphysics – spiritualism and naturalism, among others. He was scoffed at by the powers-that-be at the time but, if you understand its basic concepts, you will see that this makes very good sense.
Chiropractors, the practitioners of chiropractic, do not just ‘massage’ the spinal area because that is where the pain originates. This is done because the spine contains the nervous system which is the main channel of communication between the brain and the rest of the body. This connection is its first concept.
Homeostasis or the balance of the body’s internal environment is very important. Chiropractic ensures that this is maintained. Tipping the scales this way or that is believed to be the cause of diseases and disorders.
The second one adheres to the idea that the body has the uncanny ability to heal itself. By making the necessary adjustments to the spine through this procedure, you are merely helping your body so that it can strengthen its immunity against any kind of disease.
For Back Pain, Musculo-Skeletal Disorders, and Others
According to statistics, over 30 million Americans suffer from various kinds of back pain every year. This is the number one reason for not going work, the number two reason for consulting doctors and one of the top ten things that people spend on in the hospital.
Chiropractic is now the number one choice of treatment for back pain problems. It is quite effective, safer, cheaper, and completely eradicates the need for medications. Some orthopedic doctors recommend their patient to give this a try after all medical procedures have been exhausted, save surgery.
But this is not just indicated for back pain.
According to experts, chiropractic can also relieve other kinds of pains which are caused by Arthritis and other musculo-skeletal problems. You will be surprised to know that this may also alleviate headache and discomfort due to tonsillitis, disc disorders and so many more.
Apparently this procedure has very few contraindications and can be experienced by everyone regardless of age, sex and current health conditions.
Young women who are suffering from menstrual pains and older ones irritated by their menopausal symptoms can undergo chiropractic. Men with erectile dysfunctions and benign prostate problems should also give this a try. Colic, bed-wetting and ear infections are some of the problems in children which can be remedied by chiropractic.
A lot of the ‘alternative treatment’ modes are not allowed for pregnant women. But there are chiropractic procedures which can ease the usual pregnancy discomforts and correct breech birthing.
Is This Safe?
Based on reports, chiropractic is generally safe. After all, if it’s good for infant-anticipating women, you can be assured that it would be good for you as well.
But there have been reports of neck and spine injuries which are directly due to spinal manipulation. While some only felt discomfort on the area, others got paralyzed. The possibility of dying on the spot should not be disregarded completely either.
It is highly possible that these risks are due to the inexperience, inattention and blunders of the practitioner. Hence, it is very important to choose a chiropractor who knows exactly what he or she is doing to minimize possible injuries.
Please take note that people who have had stroke in the past, herniated discs, osteoporosis, and cancer in the spine should not undergo this procedure anymore.
How We Can Help You?
If you are in need of a good chiropractic specialist, give us a call at (786) 899-4514 and start feeling brand new with our amazing chiropractic services. We also help and see patients who have been involved in automobile accidents. Our chiropractors make sure our patients get back to feeling 100% after a catastrophic injury.
Although we focus on anti-aging therapies, we believe that your body is a very important instrument which must work at its optimal level.
Every single health care professional working for and with us is licensed and certified to perform the various services that we offer. They are highly knowledgeable and very good at what they do so you won’t have to worry about mistakes and such. Most importantly, we at Body Rx Anti-Aging are very passionate about helping our patients reach the zenith of good health and fitness.
Give us a try and see what we can do. If you have any questions or if you need to set an appointment, please call (786) 899-4514.