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Chiropractic Manual Therapy

Understanding Chiropractic Care

The word chiropractic comes from ancient Greek and means "done by hand." Manipulation of the joints of the body has been used in the healing arts for many centuries and is at the heart of modern chiropractic care.

Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession founded in 1895 in the United States and now practised and recognised in over 100 countries worldwide. It is a hands-on healthcare discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system with an emphasis on manual treatments, including spinal manipulation.

Chiropractic is a non-invasive, safe, and effective form of treatment for back and neck pain. Chiropractors are trained to assess disorders related to the spine, nervous system, and joints of the extremities and provide a diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.

Chiropractic Manipulation: A Non-Invasive Treatment

The primary goal of chiropractic manipulation, also referred to as an adjustment, is to reduce pain, increase movement in the affected joints, and facilitate a return to activities. Manipulation is a highly controlled procedure, which rarely causes discomfort. A chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient.

Chiropractic treatment can play an important role in rehabilitation programmes and is commonly used for sports, work, and traffic injuries. Chiropractors are trained to prescribe therapeutic exercises and recommend rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.

People of all ages and from all walks of life can benefit from chiropractic treatment. Chiropractors also provide valuable information about maintaining optimum musculoskeletal health and offer tips to help patients reduce the risk of work and sport-related injuries.

Conditions Treated by Chiropractors

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Strains and sprains from daily activities
  • Work and sports-related injuries

EUROSPINE is a society of spine specialists of various disciplines with a large knowledge of spine pathologies. All well-known and accepted treatment modalities for spine pathologies are represented by the members of the society. However, the Society cannot accept any responsibility for the use of the information provided; the user and their health care professionals must retain responsibility for their health care management.

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