Chiropractic Treatment to Correct Spinal Misalignments
Posted Mar 10 2011 7:05am
Sports injury, poor posture, auto accidents, slips and falls are common causes of spinal misalignments. Chiropractic treatment can easily and effectively correct this condition without medication or surgery. Its fast growing acceptance over conventional treatment is mainly due to the fact that it involves no risks or side effects. Moreover, the therapy is ideal for people belonging to all age groups with musculoskeletal pain caused by subluxation (misalignment of the spinal vertebrae).
Spinal Manipulation Technique and its Advantages
Chiropractors set right a misaligned spine by a technique known as spinal manipulation or spinal adjustment. It is a ‘hands-on’ manual approach wherein gentle pressure and controlled thrust is applied to the spine. Persistent pain which emanates from the lower back is alleviated as the misaligned vertebrae that put stress on the nerves is pushed back into place. The treatment also relieves muscle spasm and releases blockages, thereby enabling proper and undisrupted functioning of the back.
The advantages of undergoing chiropractic treatment for spinal misalignment are:
Increases blood circulation Relieves excessive pressure on spine Calms stressed nerves Prevents spinal degeneration Enhances flexibility Improves range of motion Increases vitality Strengthens the immune system Prevents relapse of the condition
Chiropractors are able to identify the exact region where the spine is misaligned using modern diagnostic devices such as X-ray or MRI. They customize the treatment for individual patients so as to provide fast and effective relief. The use of pain relieving modalities such as ultrasound and TENS has become common among the specialists. They may also suggest certain home based exercise programs for strengthening and stabilizing the spine.
Live an Independent and Better Quality Life
Turning a blind eye to symptoms of spinal misalignments is a grave risk. It can increase the risk of illness or disease and cause great physical and emotional difficulties. Seek chiropractic treatment from licensed and experienced practitioners at the earliest to live an independent and better quality life.