Chiropractic treatment is performed by Doctors of Chiropractic or chiropractors, who employ manual techniques for diagnosis, treatment and to prevent disorders of the joints, spine, nervous system and pelvis.
Chiropractors are highly skilled to diagnose the cause of the problem by assessment of clinical, physical conditions and laboratory examinations. Based on the diagnosis, the chiropractors’ recommend therapeutic and/or rehabilitative exercises in addition with other complementary/supportive treatments. Chiropractic treatment is a non-invasive approach to the treatment of disorder/disease. Unlike medications which only masks the symptoms, the aim of chiropractic care is to treat the underlying cause(s) using manual adjustments. Chiropractor will readily refer the patient to a more appropriate treatment when chiropractic treatment is unsuitable for patient’s condition.
Chiropractors apply controlled force into the affected joints to correct spinal misalignment as a result of trauma, poor posture etc. The Chiropractic technique adjusts the affected joints, restores mobility, improve pain and muscle tightness and speedup recovery period.
By performing specific chiropractic adjustments in the spine or other parts of the body, experienced and well-trained chiropractors can alleviate pain and its associated problems. The goal of the treatment is to correct spinal misalignment, soothe pain and aid the body to self-heal. Additionally, chiropractor may use other non-medical procedures such electrical stimulations, ice or heat application, dietary supplements and rehabilitative exercises to improve recovery time, and to treat symptoms.