What Is Chiropractic
Chiropractic is a health-care profession that focuses on the spine and other joints of the body, and their connection to the nervous system. The word “chiropractic” means “to be done by hand.” Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. They help patients maintain optimal health while avoiding unnecessary drugs or surgery.
A Chiropractor is a primary care doctor who specializes in spinal health and well-being. They focus on the prevention, diagnosis and conservative care of spine-related disorders and other painful joint issues. In addition to adjustments, chiropractors also provide soft-tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations, fitness coaching and nutritional advice.
How Does Chiropractic Work?
Chiropractic is a very specialized profession, and Chiropractors are highly trained to examine and correct problems to the biomechanics, or movement patterns of your spine. They do this by delivering a very safe, specific, and controlled adjustment which is applied to a joint, in order to restore proper function and mobility. Accidents, falls, stress or overexertion can negatively impact your spine or other joints. These changes impact tissues, the nervous system and other areas of the body. Left unresolved, this can make you more susceptible to chronic problems. Chiropractic adjustments are designed to reduce pain, increase movement and improve performance.
Isn’t it much better to have a body that is functioning with a full expression of health, life, and vibrancy, instead of merely being “not sick?”
Who Should See A Chiropractor?
The science behind Chiropractic is well-researched and backed by evidence-based peer reviewed scientific studies. Some of the more note-worthy benefits of Chiropractic are that it has been shown to be effective for treating:
- Headache & Neck Pain
- Back ache
- Injuries to the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and ankles
- Sciatica (buttock pain with discomfort traveling down one or both legs)
- Both Acute and Chronic Pain in the joints or muscles from a sports injury or even bad posture
In Children, it could also help with:
- Frequent Ear Infections
In Singapore, many dancers, ballerinas, and athletes also choose to see a Chiropractor before their performances or competitions. A quote from Sean Atkins, who is a PhD Exercise Physiologist, states: “I would estimate that in excess of 90% of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and to increase their performance potential.” Some famous advocates of Chiropractic include Michael Jordan, Usain Bolt, Tiger Woods, Cole Hamels, Jordan Spieth, Jerry Rice, Tom Brady, and many more. In addition, all NFL teams employ on-staff chiropractors, and 72% of PGA golfers and the majority of NBA, MLB and NHL teams also see a Chiropractor.