Chiropractic – A Science of Modern Treatment

By Deline Tan

Chiropractic – the neuroscience of musculoskeletal adjustment of the spine is an art that modern science has acquired, to be the next-in-line of medicine practice by chiropractor. The word chiro means hand, and practic means to practice; hence chiropractic means the use of hands to practice the art of skeletal adjustments.

Chiropractic means the examination of the biomechanics structure in the function of the spine. People who suffer from lower back pain, neck pain or extreme joint conditions, can easily seek a Chiropractor’s help, as modern medicine may be difficult to help adjust the structure of the bones.

Chiropractic is a very new science in the treatment of skeletal problem, as it was only founded in 1895 by an American magnetic healer by the name of Daniel David Palmer. However, the practice of chiropractic has through the years gone into a ‘dark age’, where the Medicine Faculty of Doctors rejected the practice of chiropractic treatment, calling it a scum and considered it to be an underhanded way of practice.

In the period in the 80’s, the General Practitioners of Doctors brought the Society of Chiropractors to court, deeming the practice as cultist and refused to acknowledge the discovery of chiropractic. However, the court of law ruled over the fact that chiropractic practice is legitimate and found no flaws in the practice of such a science. Since that proclaimation and the ‘go ahead’ to license chiropractor, there have been a mushrooming of Chiropractors sprouting out all over the world.

Today people accept the treatment of chiropractic care, and many athletes who suffer from injury seek the help of the Chiropractor. The nervous system is the primarily sector which the Chiropractor aims to bring relief and restoration to the body’s ability to increase the body’s immunity and resistance to illnesses. By improving the spine, it will also help improve the nervous system.

Chiropractic also adjusts musculoskeletal and nervous system in its role in health and disease. Chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, to help the alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, positioning the spine to heal by itself, without surgery or medication. Such is the advancement of the treatment, and patients can focus on correcting the causes of physical problems from misalignments of the bones in the body, especially the spine, through the touch of a Chiropractor’s hand.

Chiropractic is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissues, such as cartilage, ligaments and tendons. Regular treatment can help relief long term pain of the bones structures, and eventually brings healing to the body. It may be a little expensive for long term treatment, but usually the payment is in bulk payment of a couple of sessions, but some opt for each visit of about $50.

Chiropractic is getting very popular now, long gone were the days when people snare at the thought of Chiropractor. It is indeed a modern science of a new discovery, of a pain healer, which is difficult to detect in General Practitioners practice if a bone is out of alignment. It is through the spine that corrective measures are detected to determine the cause of the pain of the body, and the Chiropractor certainly has his way of putting right the spinal cord right back again when the cause of the pain is detected.

A visit to a Chiropractor is not a dream, it is a reality that you can make it happen if you were to look for one when your muscles and bones start aching.


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