What is Chiropractic?
Its a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health" care an can be traced all the way back to writings from China and Greece written in 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C.
Doctors of Chiropractic care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. Chiropractics are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches, injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function.
Is Chiropractic treatment safe?
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.