What is Chiropractic

The translation of chiropractic is “to be done by hand.” A chiropractor is a doctor that specializes in performing manual adjustments to the skeletal system, mostly in the spine region. The process is intended to return patients to normal body function in terms of how their skeletal systems work. It’s also intended to serve as a non-intrusive pain management option.

How the Process Works

ChiropracticWhen dealing with pain in the neck, back, or body joints, it’s difficult for people to function normally. If pain progresses too far, something needs to be done to prevent further pain issues.

Depending on the circumstances, each individual needs to decide on whether to consult with a primary care physician or chiropractor. Sometimes, it’s preferable to start with a chiropractor.

After an initial consultation, a chiropractor will want to take X-rays of the affected area. The X-rays serve two purposes. First, they confirm the location of the affected area or areas. Second, they help the chiropractor determine whether or not it is safe to continue with spine/joint adjustments.

If everything looks good to go, the chiropractor will proceed by applying moderate pressure in the affected area or areas. The pressure will be significant enough to adjust the affected area or areas safely without causing further pain or damage.

Each patient should assume they will need a series of adjustments in order to get their skeletal system back into proper alignment. As their alignment returns to normal, patients should start experiencing less pain while their overall comfort levels and mobility improve.

In terms of pain management, this is an excellent option because of affordability and the low level of intrusiveness.