Chiropractors use a hands-on approach and alternative therapies to improve the body’s musculoskeletal alignment. This provides pain relief and helps restore mobility to joints affected by a traumatic injury. In addition, they may provide advice on nutrition and stress management which may be used on its own or along with conventional forms of medical treatment. Chiropractors do not attend medical school but must hold a degree in chiropractic therapy. This is considered a relatively safe form of therapy but people with certain underlying conditions such as osteoporosis, inflammatory arthritis, spinal compression or those who take blood thinning medication may be advised to avoid this therapy.
Chiropractors can often help relieve pain and improve mobility without surgery or medication. Some of the reasons why you may want to consult a chiropractor are:
Acute back aches.
Pain in the arms, legs and neck.
Chiropractic specialties include:
Chiropractic Diagnostic Imaging Specialist.
Chiropractic Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Specialist.
Chiropractic Acupuncture Specialist.
Chiropractic Nutrition Specialist.
Chiropractic Diagnosis and Management of Internal Disorders Specialist.
Chiropractic Orthopaedist Specialist.
Chiropractic Clinical Neurologist Specialist.
Chiropractic Sports Physician Specialist.
Chiropractic Paediatrician Specialist.
Chiropractic Occupational Health Specialist.
Chiropractors charge upwards of INR 300 per session.
This involves manipulating parts of the spine and joints that move abnormally or have slow movement. This helps relieve pain and helps the muscles relax.
This is a gentler type of spinal manipulation that can help treat bulging discs and herniated discs. It is a massage that needs a specialized table.
With the help of special hand-held instruments, a chiropractor massages the spine without thrusting force on the spine. This type of treatment is beneficial especially for elderly patients.
Trigger Point Therapy
This can be used to treat back pain. The therapist identifies painful trigger points on the muscle and then relieves the tension on these points by applying direct pressure with his/her fingers. He may also help stretch the muscles and massage your back.
Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy
There are a number of special instruments a chiropractor could use to diagnose and treat various muscle issues. This helps increase the number of fibroblasts or special cells that promote healing. This in turn helps sprains and strains heal faster.