What will the chiropractor do?
Chiropractic treatment offers a drug-free, surgery-free alternative to neuromusculoskeletal conditions and aims to treat the cause not the symptoms. Although chiropractors treat a wide range of conditions primarily relating to pain, the education programme ensures that sound diagnostic skills are taught. This enables the chiropractor to accurately recognise any conditions of a more serious nature and refer the patients to the appropriate medical specialist. Chiropractic complements medical therapy.
Diagnosis entails a basic case history and a physical examination including a full neurological assessment, which includes motor and sensory aspects, as well as an orthopaedic examination. Motion palpation involves the chiropractor assessing the range of motion in each joint to establish if joints are functioning properly or not. Palpation of muscles indicates tension and trigger points can be identified.
The management protocols employed in the correction of these dysfunctions are:
Therefore, any joint or muscle in the body can potentially be helped through chiropractic care.
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