TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE A CHIROPRACTIC DOCTOR?
To save ourselves the pain of a bad back or sleepless nights, we spoke to Chiropractic doctor to find out what would be on our minds when we were looking for one.
What is the main purpose of a chiropractic session and why is it important?
The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, sensory organs, and all of the nerves that connect these organs with the rest of the body. Together, these organs are responsible for the control of the body and communication among its parts. Chiropractic is a health care profession that specializes in the spine and nervous system. It focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous system, e.g. spinal misalignment and nerve-function interference.
Such disorders (the cause) usually lead to symptoms (the effect) that include headaches, neck/back pain, joint and limb pain, muscle tension, low immunity, fatigue, poor digestion, etc. By addressing the cause, Chiropractic can be effective for the relief and prevention of most symptomatic health issues. In most cases, it can enhance the healing process tremendously.
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) is connected to; and controls/coordinates every system (respiratory, immune, digestive, cardiovascular, hormonal etc.), organ and cell in the body. This is done with the brain transmitting and receiving messages to and from all parts of the body via the spinal cord and nerves.
The spine is the structural foundation of the body and it also protects the spinal cord and nerves branching out from the cord. It is crucial that the spine stays in optimal alignment so there’s no irritation and stress on the spinal cord, nerves and surrounding tissues due to displaced or misaligned spinal bones.
Severe spine and spinal cord injury can cause a person to become paralyzed; and the area of paralysis depends on which part of the spinal cord/nerves are affected. Likewise, harmful stress on the spine and nerves can cause parts of the body system/function linked to the stressed nerves to degrade.
Chiropractic restores optimal alignment and mobility in the spine (or joints), allowing the spinal cord and nerves to function without interference. It alleviates pain and muscle tightness so inflamed tissues can heal naturally. With a healthy spine and nervous system, the body will have a higher chance of functioning at its best (according to individual optimal performance).
What are the benefits of chiropractic?
- Improved Nerve Communication in the Body
- Improved Joint Motion and Coordination
- Improved Physical Function and Performance
- Improved Posture
- Relief from Back and Neck Pain
- Relief from Leg, Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
- Relief from Arm, Wrist, Shoulders or Elbow Pain
- Relief from Stress and Tension Disorders
- Relief from Joint Discomfort
- Relief from Bursitis
- Relief from Arthritis
- Relief from Chronic Injuries
- Other conditions include Joint Pain, Migraines and Headaches, Pregnancy Pain, Shoulder and Neck Pain/Stiffness, Sports Injuries, Slipped Disc, Scoliosis, Sciatica, Whiplash, etc.
Does it solve sleep problems?
It does help people with sleep problems. Misalignment and restriction (subluxation) in the upper cervical (upper neck), mid-thoracic (between the shoulder blades), and lumbar (low back) portions of the spine can cause discomfort that affect the quality and duration of our sleep. We see patients who could sleep better after chiropractic adjustments are applied, to correct upper cervical and mid-thoracic subluxations.
Does it solve weight issues?
Weight issues has got many different reasons, it could be due to hormone changes, over eating, lack of exercise etc. Chiropractic is a healthcare treatment which focuses on optimizing our health, preserving and restoring our spine, nervous system and our joints by natural hands on approach without the use of drugs or surgery. Weight issues cannot be resolved directly through chiropractic care.
What are the things we need to know before we select a chiropractor?
- professional certification
- experience (how many years of experience treating patients and where have they been practicing)
- able to give an accurate diagnosis on your condition and apply the right treatment
- someone you feel comfortable for open communication and physical contact (chiropractic treatment involves physical contact)
If you would like to talk to a chiropractic doctor, please join us on 7th May 2016. Click HERE for more details.
Address: 111 Somerset Road, Triple One Somerset, #07-04, Singapore 238164.
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