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Chiropractic is a health care profession that serves to diagnose, treat and help prevent disorders and conditions related to the spine, nervous system and musculoskeletal system (including back, neck and head pain). Like medical physicians, chiropractors are trained to diagnose as well as treat conditions and disorders. Chiropractors are experts in caring for the spine, nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors believe in treating the individual as a whole and focus on a patient’s musculoskeletal and nervous system function, in relation to the whole body.
What happens during a chiropractic treatment?
On the first visit, your chiropractor will review your health history and that will indicate to the chiropractor why you are seeking care. The chiropractor will then use a variety of diagnostic techniques, including asking questions about your injury or condition, performing a physical examination and perhaps referring out for x-rays (if necessary). Once the patient’s condition is assessed, the chiropractor will recommend the optimal form of treatment, as well as some alternatives.
The primary treatment used by chiropractors is a chiropractic adjustment (spinal manipulation); a gentle, controlled and directed pressure that helps to restore the spine’s ability to function normally.
Chiropractors will also use therapies that may include joint mobilization, soft-tissue therapies, heat, cold and rehabilitative exercises as treatment methods; they do not treat patients with drugs or surgery.