Were you aware that chiropractic medicine started about a thousand years ago? It’s a fact that the doctors in ancient Greece and China, along with Hippocrates, the father of medicine, made the discovery that the spine’s condition also had a direct relationship to the general condition of the body. Today, there have been tremendous advances in chiropractic medicine. While the bulk of treatment is geared towards mechanical and structural symptoms and conditions, it has been recognized that other disease conditions can be treated with chiropractic care. We’ll discuss some of the many areas in which a chiropractor can help with total body health as well as treatment for acute and chronic conditions.

There are lots of medical ailments that involve the joints in the body can be helped by a chiropractor manipulating the person, mobilizing them or both. If a person can’t move their neck, or legs, or arms to their full capacity, that’s a range of motion problem. You will usually find these joint problems have to do more with the muscles and ligaments. Chiropractors will usually fix this by adjusting the troublesome muscles and joints and thus the patient will be restored. Joints that experience this are usually stuck or they have adhesions. The approach involving mobilization acts to stretch the soft tissues surrounding the joint. However, with spinal joints the chiropractic manipulation can be more effective with pain relief and restoration of normal movement. Being a chiropractor and manipulating patients requires the proper schooling and the person to know exactly what they’re doing because it’s not easy. There are many types of manipulation practices that can assist with restoring joints to their normal movements again. In the conditions involving the spine, for example, there are different manipulative approaches suitable for different areas of the spine. It’s erroneous to think that there’s only one method. Neck manipulation is a common practice in chiropractic medicine, and this treatment should only be done by a trained professional.

When you’re seeking the help of a chiropractic doctor, it is best to ask a lot of questions; especially questions involving approach and the willingness to make an appropriate referral to another medical professional. You should be wary, perhaps, if those who state that they specialize in areas that are the traditional specialties of established medicine – such as pediatrics for example. Chiropractors that have subluxation theory practices really can’t make the best decisions about referring you to a regular doctor. So it would benefit you if you were to ask questions and do your research.

We’ve only covered some of what a chiropractor can actually do. Most issues can be dealt with immediately with a qualified chiropractor, or at least the patient can find relief for a short time. On the other hand, if you don’t currently suffer from anything, you should still find a chiropractor so that you can keep issues from popping up later.

If you are in need of chiropractic care, Raleigh chiropractors is here to help. Regain wellness or prevent further issues with routine chiropractic care.