A Chiropractor is a specialist in the field of spinal biomechanics and works with disorders that affect the spine, such as scoliosis or a herniated disk. The main goal of a chiropractor is to help people who have been injured, have back pain or just want regular maintenance on their spine. They use low-force adjustments to realign your spine and relieve any stress or misalignment causing pain.
A chiropractor can also help with headaches, neck pain, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other conditions by applying manual manipulations (adjustments) to your body while you're lying down face up on an examination table. These adjustments allow them to pinpoint areas that need attention so they can restore the normal range of motion and alignment, or biomechanics, of your spine. It is used to help acute injuries such as whiplash and car accidents, but it can also be used for other health problems like lower back pain due to a sedentary lifestyle.
Chiropractors also look at the body as a whole and may examine posture and gait to see if there are any issues that could aggravate the spine and cause problems in other parts of the body. They will come up with a plan that will help you prevent future injuries by teaching you exercises that strengthen your back muscles or avoid certain positions that can irritate your condition.
An examination will include the chiropractor taking a medical history and doing an orthopedic, neurological and postural analysis to determine any misalignments or imbalances in your spine, muscles and other related joints.
During this process your chiropractor may use some additional manual techniques such as stretching or applying pressure around the spinal column to test for any abnormalities that could cause pain. Chiropractors can also insert their fingers into pockets located between each of your vertebrae bones to detect how much room there is for nerves to travel through without being pinched or irritated by surrounding bones or tissue.
Your chiropractor may order imaging tests if they suspect a serious injury that requires surgery but usually it is not necessary for most people.
Depending on your diagnosis you should notice an improvement after visiting a chiropractor but it should not be seen as a cure or all-inclusive treatment because this type of specialist does not offer medical advice such as medications or other therapies such as massage, acupuncture or physical therapy that may be recommended by other doctors.
If you're looking for a chiropractor then you should ask if they are licensed with the state board of health and if they have any specialties in specific areas like sports injuries, neurology, orthopedics or pediatrics. The type of equipment they use is also very important such as x-rays and digital imaging so you can see what is going on inside your body and it should be state of the art to provide any adjustments.
The best way to find a good chiropractor in your area is by asking for referrals from family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors or other health professionals who may know someone that needs that type of service. You can also do an online search and read reviews provided by people who have used their services in the past and if they offer a free consultation then this will give you a chance to meet with them face-to-face before committing to anything. If you're looking for a natural way to manage your pain without medications then maybe a chiropractor is right for you.
What are the different types of adjustments that can be done by the Chiropractors?
Some of the more common types of adjustments that a chiropractor may use include the following:
-Low force adjustment: This is a type of adjustment which uses gentle, controlled techniques without relying on a rapid movement.
-Thompson technique: This technique uses a specific massage and pressure point technique to relieve tension in your muscles.
-Hip opening technique: This technique targets the hip muscles to help with scoliosis or back pain.
-Sacral lifting technique: This technique works by lifting and separating your sacrum from your pelvis to provide relief for people who have chronic pelvic pain.
-Sacro-Occipital technique: This technique uses a specific pressure point to relieve back pain by targeting the nerves.
Chiropractic care is a great way to help people who are suffering from back pain, scoliosis or any other spine related disorder. Chiropractors use low-force adjustments that realign the spine and relieve stress on your nervous system which can lead to long term relief of pain. If you want an expert opinion about chiropractic care for yourself or someone else in your family, please contact our office today! We’ll be happy to provide you with more information about how we work with spinal biomechanics issues as well as answer any questions you may have.