The human body depends entirely on the spine. The neurological system, metabolic system and muscle systems all rely upon the spine being in alignment in order to function optimally. Treating chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, migraine, lower back pain, headaches, and other issues, chiropractic care or manual adjustment, has been a feature of health care in many cultures for generations. The earliest Greek and Chinese writers documented the use of chiropractic manipulation to treat lower back pain and other ailments.
What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractor is a trained professional doctor. Using the skills and techniques that have been tested for centuries, the chiropractor manipulates the patient’s vertebrae. The manipulation reduces the presence of subluxation. In terms of chiropractic care, subluxation refers to an unusual position of the vertebrae, and the loss of function and mobility that accompanies the misalignment. Due to the body’s normal processes and movement habits of the patient, there may be a need for regular and reoccurring manipulation. The chiropractor will establish the correct techniques to treat hyperemia (blood that is trapped in a specific area of the body because an obstruction or misalignment prevents its proper flow) or congestion. Congestion occurs when there are toxins trapped in muscles due to misalignment. Muscular pain which can be effectively treated with chiropractic care is caused by toxic buildup which irritates the nerve endings inside the muscle structure.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustment
The general philosophy of chiropractic care is to nurture the body’s ability to heal itself. This leads to a more natural and drug-free treatment cycle. Chiropractic care is ideally suited to treat spinal and back pain, but also to treat other disorders that may cause the patient pain or reduced mobility. Chiropractic care can also be used as natural preventative therapy. In addition to helping alleviate the back pain and related problems of movement and posture that many people suffer from, chiropractic care can be very effective at efficiently treating stress and tension disorders. Migraine sufferers and other headache patients often find relief in chiropractic care, as do sufferers of arthritis and bursitis.
How Does Chiropractic Adjustment Work?
There are twenty-four vertebrae in the human spine. The body as a whole expects the vertebrae to be aligned in a specific way in order to best facilitate movement of the core body and arms and legs. In addition, the spine protects one of the most important systems of the body, the nervous system. The nervous system coordinates all of the muscular transactions that the body takes part in throughout a day, and also controls organ function. Without a properly aligned spine, there is every chance that other functions of the body will develop problems which can take years to discover.