What is chiropractor ?

Do you know what is chiropractor? Maybe some of you have seen the chiropractor and some of you don’t believe this method. From wikipedia, it is an expert that focus the relationship between the body’s main structures – the muscles, skeleton and the nerves within the patient’s health. They believe health can be improved and preserved by making adjustments to these structures. They don’t give any drugs or surgical procedures. Let’s read the definition from health organization

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“A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation with a particular focus on subluxations.”
- The WHO definition
World Health Organization, Guidelines on Chiropractic, 2005

Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.
The ACC definition
Association of Chiropractic Colleges, 1996

A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.
WFC Dictionary Definition
World Federation of Chiropractic, 2001

The chiropractor usually use manipulation of the spinal column and other body structures. The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have problem. Chiropractic adjustment sometimes cause discomfort and patients may sometimes experience aching or mild soreness after treatment. It will resolves within 12-48 hours. Many cases of lower back pain solved by chiropractic method of treatment.
In the many countries where the chiropractic profession is now established doctors of chiropractic/chiropractors are widely recognized as the spinal healthcare experts in the healthcare system.
Reference :- Acatoday
World Federation of Chiropractic
Before use this method, ask advice from doctor and check the practice record. Sometimes it is not work..

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