Chiropractic Treatment is primarily manipulation of the spine by a variety of techniques used by chiropractors to relieve back pain. Chiropractic Treatment can be found being used as far back in time to ancient Greece, Egypt and China and over 3000 years ago. In the 19th century, chiropractic treatment was developed alongside osteopathic treatments in the United States and Canada.
A common type of chiropractic treatment called spinal manipulation was very popular in the 1980’s and has become the primary technique used by chiropractors today.
Using the hands to manipulate the spine joints to reduce pain is a major part of the chiropractic treatment to help increase the overall health and range of motion of chiropractic patients.
Chiropractic treatment may include any of the following:
· Weight loss management
· Manual thrusts on the spine or joints
· Stretch and reflexing techniques
· Posture education
· Nutrition and lifestyle modifications
· Pain Management
· Electrical Stimulation
· Hot and Cold Packs
· Massage Therapy
The chiropractic treatment that is used for lower back pain and neck pain can be effective for acute or chronic back pain.
Persons with disc herniation have found success with effective chiropractic treatment, along with those that suffer neck pain, headaches and other joint conditions.
The most common chiropractic therapy techniques are:
· Extremity manipulation
· Extremity adjusting
· Gonstead Technique
· Activator Methods
· Cox Flexion
· Cox Distraction
· Thompson Technique
· Sacro Occipital Technique
· Applied Kinesiology
· NIMMO/Receptor Tonus
· Cranial techiques
· Adjustive Instruments
· Palmer Upper Cervical
· Logan Basic
Chiropractic Therapy can be very beneficial to a patient that suffers from back pain or neck pain.
If you suffer from such pain, call our wexford chiropractor today!