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How Chiropractic Works


If you suffer chronic pain, especially in the back, lower back and other joints, it may be time for you to consider a birmingham chiropractor. Chiropractic is the technique of relieving pain using hand (and sometimes) other instruments to align the spine and other joints. It does not use any medicine or surgery. Chiropractic is based on one main assumption – that the body will mostly heal itself if its nervous system is functioning properly. Aligning the spine allows for this to happen.

Your spine is made up of 24 discs. Each of these discs can move and sometimes they move out of place. This is what interferes with the nervous system – the nerves are affected, thus the pain. A chiropractor’s job is to make sure that the discs are back in place and also in alignment with the pelvis and the skull, and this is how chiropractic works!

On your first visit to the chiropractor, he will find out everything about your pain. You will show him where it is so that he can do a physical examination. He may or may not take X ray images depending on the extent of your injury. He will then do the first adjustment. Some people start to feel relief there and then, but usually several sessions are required before you can be completely healed. You will be given a series of appointments before you leave.

Chiropractic care is completely safe and has no side effects. In fact, one of the reasons why it is preferred is because it avoids the use of medications altogether.

. It can even be used on children who are learning to walk, ride a bike and other physical activities. It is also great for the elderly and it can help them restore and improve mobility.

Benefits of chiropractic

Other than healing back pain, there are other benefits of seeing a chiropractor.

•It is great for treating headaches in people who get them often.

•Chiropractic has been proven to be effective in tackling ear problems and even sometimes reducing deafness.

•It is good for people with arthritis and helps them with joint pain.

•It has been used to treat scoliosis.

•The deep tissue massages you receive from the chiropractor will improve blood circulation which allows for better health.

•People who go to the chiropractor on a regular basis report that they sleep better.

When choosing a chiropractor, don’t go with the first one that you come across. You should be careful because there are many frauds who masquerade as chiropractors. Be treated by someone who has the necessary credentials. It helps if they are members of chiropractic  associations. You should choose someone who has been doing it for some time – at least 5 years, and who has built a name for themselves. You should be comfortable enough with them.

Lastly, avoid chiropractors who advertise aggressively. Good chiropractors, like good doctors, are sold by the good work that they do. Now you know how chiropractic works so go and get your back pain or any other pain cured.