More and more people are looking for alternative options to heal and alleviate the pain related to various problems of the vertebral column. Unfortunately, many of them put their health in the hands of so-called “specialists” who boast about their fantastic abilities, without looking at their education and certifications, or knowing exactly what risks they are subject to.
What is Chiropractic? What health conditions can be treated by chiropractic? Who can practice it? Who regulates this practice? Are there any risks related to the chiropractic therapy? – Here is the necessary information you must have before choosing the best chiropractor Denver hosts.
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Chiropractic is an alternative manual therapy, complementary to classic allopathic medicine. It is very popular worldwide, because its results are very good and thus it is frequently recommended by many doctors of different specializations.
A chiropractic treatment involves specific manipulations on bone segments, some adjustments, elongations and torsion, in the musculoskeletal system. Treatment is performed while the patient lies on the bed and is dressed up.
The affections that can be treated by this therapy are related to the musculoskeletal system (muscular system, articular system, bone system) and conditions that may result from it, such as: subluxation, sprains, herniated disc, lumbar blockages, intercostal neuralgia, scoliosis etc. However, there are situations in which the aforementioned conditions cannot be treated by chiropractic treatment – for example in the case of an aggravated disk hernia or the existence of a migratory fragment in the spinal cord. In addition to such cases, there is also a long list of related diseases for which chiropractic therapy is strictly forbidden. Therefore, not every patient can be treated by this method. It is vital for the therapist to know all contraindications of chiropractic therapy; otherwise they may seriously worsen the patient’s condition.
The qualities of a chiropractor
In order to be practiced, this therapy requires from the therapist to have extensive knowledge of human anatomy, biophysics, biomechanics, physiology, pathophysiology and, of course, chiropractic. In addition, chiropractors have to prove the acquisition of this knowledge, so they must have premedical or medical accredited studies.
You can read everything about the required education and qualifications, on the ACA`s website (American Chiropractic Association).
A chiropractor’s certification and licensing are managed by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
In recent years, the number of self-titled chiropractors has risen. There are many scams out there, promising people to take their pain away in no time and “put their discs back into place”. In fact, an intervertebral disc cannot move from its place. It may degenerate, become thinner, herniated, but there is no way to jump from its place, unless we are talking about a fracture in the spine, which definitely requires surgery, not chiropractic therapy!
Therefore, you need to be very careful in the hands of whom you put your health to. Always choose a certified and authorized chiropractor specialist. You are allowed to request to see their certifications and authorizations. Otherwise, the consequences can be serious and you can pay too much for being too credulous.