What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is an alternative medical system.
It takes a different approach from standard medicine in treating health problems.
The basic concept of chiropractic is to correct misalignments, which may be putting pressure on nerves, therefore causing irritation, pain or discomforts in the back area or other parts of the body.
Many people visit chiropractors for treatment of lower back pain: sprains and strains, herniated disks, and fractured vertebrae. These injuries can cause pain and limit your movement. Treatments vary but might include nutrition, icing, bed rest, and/or physical therapy. You might be able to prevent some back injuries by maintaining a healthy weight, lifting objects with your legs and using lower-back support when you sit.
In many cases, spinal injuries can restrict range of motion, reduce strength, slow reflexes, shorten endurance, and decrease performance. Chiropractic care for these types of injuries has become increasingly popular. Chiropractic professionals use a type of hands-on therapy called spinal manipulation or adjustment.
Professional sports teams, Olympic trainers, and competitive athletes are employing chiropractic doctors because they demand results.
An aerobic exercise program or a plan of brisk walking can improve muscle tone and help you recover from strains, sprains and other activity-restricting health problems.
Whether you golf, play tennis, bicycle, or bowl, the best treatment for sports injuries is prevention!