As one of the most popularized treatments specified for musculoskeletal pain, chiropractic care is a non-invasive discipline which delivers the proper alignment of the structure. From this practice, it enables the body to heal itself without surgical interference. Besides being notable for alleviating most forms of joint and muscle pain, Chiropractic care is credited to improve and relieve:
● Balance and coordination
● Correcting posture
● Stress relief and tension disorders
● Physical function and Performance
Several techniques evident in chiropractic care are suited to meet the unique needs of every individual. Some of the most common techniques involved in the practice include:
Spinal Manipulation: Misalignment of the spine causes restrictions of movement which results in pain. This technique involves the alignment of the spine and other surrounding muscles to attain proper functionality. During the treatment, the chiropractor uses a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that helps realign the vertebral muscles. This procedure may be hands-on or specially-designed instrument is used to apply pressure.
Activator Technique: This treatment method uses a handheld instrument which delivers a small, gentle impulse to the vertebral areas of the spine. With little kinetic energy, the instrument aims to produce enough force to move the vertebrae without any form of harm.
Graston Technique: Muscles and tendons can potentially develop soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation due to constant repetitive stress, acute trauma, or overuse. The Graston technique demonstrates in alleviating injuries associated with posture, headaches, neck and back pain, tennis elbow, and so on.
Physical Therapy Exercise: By integrating physical therapy exercise and chiropractic care, it decreases muscle spasms and increases flexibility and mobility. Therefore, the method could further enhance the recovery rate and reduces the risk of future sprains.
Gonstead Technique: Having this practice to be one of the most predominant methods in the realm of chiropractic care, it addresses the misalignments and fixations of the spine by applying different levels of pressure. Prior to the procedure, a chiropractor conducts a thorough analysis of your health by using assessment tools. Such assessment tools include instrumentation where chiropractors use a Nervoscope. A nervoscope is a tool which indicates the inflammation or nerve pressure. Another common assessment tool is using x-ray analysis which enables chiropractors to visualize the spinal structure. With X-ray analysis, it assists chiropractors to evaluate the posture and vertebral alignment.