What is the difference between Chiropractic and massage?
Chiropractic: Chiropractors are specialists in disorders of the spine and the effects of these disorders on the nervous system and general health. As experts in the area of spinal health, they are able to establish a chiropractic diagnosis which allows them to make better decisions regarding appropriate treatment of their patients. Chiropractors are highly skilled health professionals, completing up to...
Why do Chiropractic doctors pay so much attention to the vertebrae?
Recent medical studies have confirmed that the vertebrae bones that make up the spinal column play a key role in maintaining health, a fact that chiropractic doctors have always known. Spinal problems can be the source of a number of ailments such as asthma, stomach ulcers, digestive problems, etc.
What warning signs may indicate that the spinal column is out of place?
Symptoms include: muscle tension, stiff neck, back pain, fatigue, headache, shoulder pain, etc.
What is a subluxation?
The term subluxation is used by chiropractors to refer to a misalignment or a dysfunctional biomechanical spinal segment which has become fixated. This can irritate the nerves that emanate from the spinal cord between each of the vertebrae, causing discomfort. This irritation also leads to pain and dysfunction in muscle, lymphatic tissues, and internal organs, as well as creating an imbalance in the normal...
What causes a subluxation?
Subluxations may be the result of several factors: • Bad posture • Exercise done incorrectly • A fall • An accident • A difficult birth for a baby (use of forceps for example) • A complicated pregnancy or childbirth
What is the relationship between subluxations and bone degeneration?
Subluxations cause loss of mobility of the spinal vertebrae. This leads to a bone degeneration, which is identical to the first phase of the aging process. In other words, subluxations cause premature aging of your spine.
What other problems can cause a subluxation?
Each and every one of the body's cells is regulated by the nervous system. So, any condition affecting the nervous system, such as a subluxation, will in turn affect the rest of the body.
How long does the chiropractic treatment take?
The speed of response to chiropractic care can vary considerably, and it depends on a number of factors including your age and the length of time that you have experienced the problem. Subluxations are like dental cavities. If a dental problem is ignored for too long, the only remedy may be a tooth extraction. However, the earlier a problem is detected, the easier it is to treat.
Who should consult a Chiropractor?
Everyone. Just as you need to see your dentist regularly to maintain the health of your mouth, you need to see your chiropractor regularly to maintain a healthy and pain-free spinal column that promotes the overall health of your body. Chiropractic care is both curative and preventive in nature.
When should a Chiropractor be consulted?
The earlier the better, so that he/she can detect any subluxations as soon as possible. Timely detection allows your chiropractor to get to the root of the problem quickly. It will save you unnecessary pain in the long term and ensure faster treatment.
I suffer sciatica. The doctors tell me that it is caused by a herniated disc and I need surgery. Can Chiropractic treatment help?
Unfortunately, the success rate of these operations is low. And while there is always a doctor willing to operate, once the operation is done there is no turning back.
Can I see a Chiropractor while receiving medical treatment?
In countries where chiropractic is properly integrated into the health system (such as USA, Canada, UK, Denmark, etc.), medical doctors and chiropractors work together. The policy of our two chiropractic centers has always been to work in teams with other doctors for the benefit of our patients.
How can chiropractic help a pregnant woman?
Every pregnant woman should include chiropractic treatment in her prenatal care. Medical studies have shown that women who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy give birth to healthier babies, have easier births, and undergo fewer cesarean deliveries.
How long should I wait after delivery to receive a chiropractic adjustment?
It is not necessary to wait. On the contrary, it is advisable to make an appointment to deal with potential problems caused by childbirth, such as sciatica for example.
Is there a minimum age to receive chiropractic care?
No. The age of our patients extends from newborns to seniors. Regardless of age, vertebrae can become misaligned. For example, the birth process may cause trauma to the neck and spine. The Chiropractic Centre has all the therapeutic equipment needed to treat each specific case.
When should a child have their first chiropractic visit?
The sooner the better. It is recommended to check your baby as soon as possible in order to eliminate any possible trauma or subluxation associated with birth.