Once your body’s musculoskeletal pathology is understood, the chiropractor will apply adjustments ('cracking your back') and other treatment methods to restore structural integrity. Once it is restored, the body can naturally heal itself, and pain will decrease naturally from each adjustment. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, especially spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), manipulations of other joints and soft tissues.
Basic Principles of Chiropractic
Adjustments can help put bones and spinal joints in proper alignment. This allows Qi to flow properly, circulation to reach the whole body, and also improve connections made by the nervous system. A body in proper alignment can facilitate its own self-healing mechanisms. Most patients see improvement in posture and a decrease in pain.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Much like TCM’s philosophy of the body, chiropractic medicine sees that a healthy body has structural integrity of muscles, skeletal system, and nervous system. When any of these bodily systems become impaired through vertebral sublaxation, soft tissue dysfunction, bone structure malignment, the body’s nervous system is impaired leading to pain. Because the nervous system’s flow is interrupted. These impairments also interfere with body’s natural healing and regulatory mechanisms.
A full physical exam includes our consultation and also includes a physical examination so that we can understand what your musculoskeletal pathology. Once we understand what is causing your pain, discomfort, and other structural or functional disorder, we can determine a treatment plan to ensure we can produce the best results possible.
All physical exams are mandatory for every new patient or in cases outlined in our company's policy (Click here to read our policy).
Chiropractic treatments may include adjustments, manual therapeutic exercises, muscular reeducation, heat and cold pack, and other modalities.