June 5th 2012
Chiropractic is a medial profession that concerns diagnosis, treatment and prevention of functional and structural problems widely refer to as the neuromusculoskeletal system disorders. This practice relies very much on hands-on procedures and may as go as far as manipulation of the structure to enhance normal functioning f the body and prevention of any other problems that may occur due to deviations. Adjustment is the principal procedure employed by Chiropractors as a form of manipulation. Manipulation in this context involves movement of short amplitude and high velocity which will move the joint beyond the patients’ muscles may move the joint without ligament rupture.
There are many techniques applied when it comes to practice of Chiropractic. The techniques are applied to patients depending on their age, body type and conditions. However, as much as there are hundreds of Chiropractic techniques, there are the most common techniques practiced by Chiropractors.
Gonstead Technique is one of the most popular chiropractic techniques used in this day and age. It entails detailed analysis of the spinal x-rays being used to determine the kind of adjustments to be made hence helping the chiropractor be able to do the adjustments the right way.
Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique popularly referred to as BEST is also very popular among chiropractors. This involves using subtle yet precise pressure that is applied by hand to release energy from blocked nerves. This technique also helps in elimination interference that is physiological and balance sensory signals to the central nervous system.
There is also the Applied Kinesiology technique which not only deals with bone placement but also with the muscles that help hold the bones in position. This technique needs a chiropractor to use a special technique to help in balancing of opposing muscles which are attached to a maligned bone. Light massages are given on to various reflex points and at times also to acupressure points to restore normal muscle function for the adjustment to be even more effective.
Other techniques applied by chiropractors include the Palmer Toggle Recoil Technique that involves speed and precision when performing an adjustment with hands being placed on to the subluxation with the elbows being snapped to give sudden pressure. The Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) uses padded blocks placed under the patient around the pelvic area to allow the body to adjust itself.
Chiropractic care is not expensive yet very safe as compared to other management of neuromusculoskeletol conditions methods. It is increasingly being accepted by the public globally. This practice has been integrated into the health care system hence here is improved accessibility to chiropractic services and improved health outcomes after the treatments. There are also continual studies into chiropractic care to establish new techniques that may be effective. These studies will also help integrate chiropractic with technology to make diagnosis, treatment and prevention of functional and structural problems. With such integrations, chiropractic care will be spread all over the world and will be accepted and accessed by thousands of people in need of such care but do not know where to get it from due to unavailability of the same.