What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a form of treatment that does not use drugs or any form of surgery to ease pain and correct spinal disorders. Chiropractic care is administered by a chiropractor who has been certified in this kind of treatment. A chiropractor uses a technique of applying force in specific areas of the spine for alignment or to ease pain in various parts of the body. The application of force enables normal nerve transmission and in this way, the body can heal quickly on its own. Chiropractic has been classified as a form of alternative medicine and is what we believe the best way to stay clear of subluxations…Sub-lux-what?
What are subluxations?
A subluxation occurs in the spine due to restricted flow of the nerves, which is not good for you or your body. Your spinal column is made up of 24 independently moving vertebrae that enable your body to twist, move, bend, and do many other movements. When they are restricted, it is common to feel pain and reduced flexibility.
Subluxations are often seen as a problem of the nervous system, but they start in the spinal cord and affect the nerves flowing to the various parts of the body. After a period of time, symptoms of subluxation may be manifested and include numbness, tingling, or pain in the affected area. Subluxation can however occur any time and to anyone, and the exact cause has not yet been determined. At Nigus Chiropractic of Overland Park, we can help you avoid or get relief from subluxations.
What is the history of chiropractic care?
The history of chiropractic care dates back to 1895 to a Canadian based in the United States named David Palmer. According to Palmer, diseases are caused by misalignment of the spine, disorders of the masculine, nervous, or skeletal systems. He believed that correcting such misalignments by using pressure force in specific areas could bring natural healing to the body. During the earlier days, chiropractors had a difficult time being accepted into conventional medicine, but as time has now progressed, they are now recognized as a legitimate alternative within medicine.
What symptoms can chiropractic care benefit?
Chiropractic care is recommended for back pain symptoms that lasts for more than six weeks. People who experience lower back pain for a long period are advised to get chiropractic care to help ease the pain. The chiropractor will manipulate the lower back muscles by applying force and this will automatically ease the pain. Click here to learn more about treatment for back pain.
The back is always connected to the neck and people who suffer from back pain are mostly likely to get neck pain. A chiropractor relaxes the neck pain relieving pain on the neck and shoulders.
Chiropractors work to stimulate specific nerves of the nervous system. Most headaches and migraines result from the nerves and by manipulating the nerves most of the headaches are solved by chiropractic care.
Treating pains in the joints – knee, ankle and hip.
Chiropractors are able to apply pressure and force in certain joints to heal pain occurring in the joints. The type of massage offered by chiropractors is beneficial in easing such pains.
Other conditions that can be healed by chiropractic care include; slipped shoulders, infant colic, allergies, painful periods, high blood pressure, asthma and leg pain.
Some studies also show that chiropractic care can heal mental disorders like depression and anxiety.