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Chiropractic Manipulation

In the past, chiropractors were seen as “quacks” by many people, but that is not the case any longer. Chiropractors have seen a very strong uptick in patients visiting them, desiring to be rid of their headaches, backache, fibromyalgia, etc. Many medical spas are now employing chiropractors on their staff to assist their clients in their individual wellness programs.

If you have never visited a chiropractor before, then you may not know what chiropractic treatment is. Let’s take a brief look.

* What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a natural form of maintaining optimal good health in order to ward off disease. Chiropractors concentrate on the disorders that affect a person’s nervous system and musculoskeletal system. By utilizing manual therapies like spinal manipulation, a chiropractor can assist in restoring proper body alignment. Good alignment will help the body to heal itself naturally without any medication or surgery and to heal muscle aches and pain.

* What Happens in a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractor uses his or her hands or specific devices to apply pressure to areas of the body needing adjustment (neck, spine, pelvis, etc.). This procedure reduces inflammation and aids in preventing injuries.

* How are Chiropractors Educated?
Be assured that Doctors of chiropractic education go through a highly rigorous program before they are allowed to practice. Their education includes four years of a pre-med course of study that includes undergraduate classes in biology, physics, and chemistry (inorganic and organic). Students who are then accepted to a chiropractic university go through a four to five year professional study program. Examples of classes they take are human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, rehabilitation, etc. Before being certified to practice, doctors of chiropractic must pass national board examination as well as state license exams.

Chiropractic is another way to achieve optimal health and wellness.