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The Many Things that a Chiropractor Can Do

    Breen Pilgaard
    By Breen Pilgaard


    There are plenty of maladies that can be cured by a chiropractor with the proper schooling and experience. The field of chiropractic care is amazingly old going back to 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. in China and Greece. Hippocrates in ancient Greece thought that many diseases could be eradicated by manipulating the spine. The neck and spine or only a couple of areas that a chiropractor can help you adjust. People generally only think chiropractors adjust spines and deal with stiff joints, but that's not true at all. We'll review a few general medical conditions that can benefit from a well-trained chiropractor.

    As a result of childhood diseases, a lot of parents like to get qualified chiropractors to cure their children. Many times parents will find that the services of a chiropractor are efficient, cost effective and provide great results.

    Surgery and drugs are not required when chiropractic manipulation and adjustments are used. In addition, chiropractic medicine can treat numerous conditions that involve musculoskeletal systems and the nervous system. Spinal manipulative therapies provided by chiropractic medicine has been successful in the treatment of medical conditions for children in all age ranges.

    Chiropractic medicine can successfully treat acute conditions of many kinds due to many reasons. This different kind of condition can happen because of childbirth trauma, sports accidents or injuries.

    Sometimes the joints of the spinal vertebra are misaligned during childbirth and can have a negative effect on surrounding nerves and muscles. A chiropractor can provide immediate relief with a spinal adjustment, or manipulation. Children have been known to be treated for conditions such as upper respiratory infections, muscle and neck pain and bad earaches.

    What other problems are chiropractors skilled at getting rid of? Many people throughout the years with messed up backs, necks and stiffness have found the pain relief they desperately wanted. Once a chiropractor has performed a proper evaluation of the condition, the doctor will then perform a chiropractic adjustment of the back and neck. Typically this involves several office visits over a certain period of time where he or she will make more adjustments. Depending on what the patient is going through, most chiropractors can help patients feel their best quickly. However, the patient should always return several times to go through an adjustment to maintain that relief. There are a lot of competent chiropractors, but when you are looking for one you should use the same type of judgment that you would for traditional doctors. You should make every effort to find information about a prospective chiropractor and even make an appointment to discuss your conditions. Also, never be afraid to ask questions about experience, credentials, methods of treatment, and willingness to work with your family doctor.

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