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Chiropractic Therapy - When Is It Done?

Dr.Jeetu Mishra 88% (65ratings)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy, MPT sports physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Chiropractic Therapy - When Is It Done?

What is chiropractic therapy?
It is one of the type of alternative medicine which deals with diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Doctors who perform it are known as chiropractors.

How was it originated?
It was invented by D. D. Palmer in 1895. It was invented by him by adjusting the spine of a deaf man, and he restored his hearing by doing that. After finding such a great result he proposed that all the diseases are due to subluxation of the spine (95%), and subluxations of other bone (5%).

Thus, he concluded, and formed a base of it by postulating following things:

  1. Diseases occur because of bones displacement.
  2. These bony displacements cause nerve entrapment.
  3. Manipulation of the spine replaces the bones, and removes the nerve interference, and allows a vitalistic life force to restore the health.

But there is no supporting evidence of these postulates.

Why is it done?
The main purpose of it is to correct alignment problems, to reduce the pain, and to support the body's natural ability to heal itself. Sometimes, other methods, such as the application of heat, and ice, electrical stimulation, relaxation techniques, rehabilitative, and general exercise, diet counseling, weight loss, and lifestyle modification are also advised.

What are the advantages of it?

  1. Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) is one of the effective therapy for the patients with low back pain but it has shown positive effects only in some patients.
  2. Chiropractic can effectively treat injuries such as muscle strains, tennis elbow, pelvic sprains.
  3. Chiropractic helps in relieving pressure in the joints, soft tissue, and it also include typical spinal adjusting techniques to prevent injuries.
  4. Gastro-intestinal symptoms and diseases can be reduced by chiropractic therapy like colic, chronic constipation, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, and irritable bowel syndrome.
  5. Chiropractic treatment also helps in improving neck pains due to obstructing structures whether it may be from the distant or nearer cause.
  6. The nervous system functions simultaneously along with the immune system, and other systems. According to chiropractic, the pathways of nerves from the central nervous system require open communication with the immune system so that our body can repair itself. Chiropractic care removes any obstacles which obstruct this line of communication.
  7. Chiropractic care can be used in a woman’s pregnancy to make pregnancy comfortable, and can also be used to reduce the chances of complicated labor.
  8. It also helps in cancer patients for improving wellness, and to prevent it through education.

What are the adverse effects of it?

  • Stroke, paralysis
  • Cervico-thoracic epidural hematoma
  • Neuropraxic injury of radicular nerves
  • Cervical disc herniation
  • Cranial nerve palsy
  • Vertebral fracture
  • Subclavian artery occlusion
  • Death
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Is chiropractic treatment good for old aches? Or should a good massage will help better? Please suggest me.

Dr.Jayvirsinh Chauhan 96% (31988ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Is chiropractic treatment good for old aches? Or should a good massage will help better? Please suggest me.
None of them will. Solve. You are free to try them. They don't have my major side effects. Then consult for proper homeopathic treatment.
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Which is the best veterinary doctor in baguihati, who treats cats in cheap rate going at home.

Dr.Vijaya Kumar 93% (276ratings)
MVSc
Veterinarian,
Which is the best veterinary doctor in baguihati, who treats cats in cheap rate going at home.
U can go to veterinary doctors section in lybrate and search for the best and cheap doctor in it and you can get it so easily.
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My father (veterinary doctor by profession), once badly scolded me ,when found me masturbating. What they did was right.

Dr.Jagadeesan M.S. 97% (12282ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My father (veterinary doctor by profession), once badly scolded me ,when found me masturbating.
What they did was right.
It depends on the age he found you masturbating, usually by certain age it is normal and healthy behavior, but some ill informed parents consider it a taboo and scold children and instill guilt and fear on them about masturbation. Masturbation is a very healthy form of sexual outlet, do not feel guilty about it. Once or twice a day is very much normal. Nearly 99% of men and more than 60% of women masturbate. It starts from adolescence and goes on in some people even till death. The pleasure (orgasm) from masturbation is said to be unique from sexual intercourse. In men, most of the liquid contains only water and some fructose and hormones. Hence it does not drain your energy. Many equate masturbation/ seminal fluid loss to lack of energy, impotency and so on. Many quacks, religious heads and pseudo healers also propagate the idea that masturbation is a disorder/ and wrongful behaviour and instil fear on the mind of innocent men and women (we can see posters in train and bus stand, offering help for this behaviour). Consult a psychiatrist, if you have excessive masturbation guilt or compulsive masturbation. Compulsive masturbation is when a person continues with frequent masturbation neglecting his/ her other work like education, job or social obligations. In fact masturbation reduces the sexual tension and helps focus on task at hand better.
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Is chiropractic treatment good for back pain problem, I have back pain for one year, my friends suggesting chiropractic treatment, don't know about this treatment.

Dr.Deep Arya 89% (308ratings)
BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Is chiropractic treatment good for back pain problem, I have back pain for one year, my friends suggesting chiropract...
Hi Lybrate-user Yes you can undergo Chiropracric treatment under a experienced professional You can also go for Physiotherapy treatment And once the pain reduces you will need to do the back strengthening exs Also What out for your working position in office.
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Hi all, I am facing an issue of lower back pain, so one of specialist suggested to go for Chiropractic adjustment. I am staying at in Bangalore, can someone suggest me best specialist of Chiropractic adjustment.

Dr.Vishwas Virmani 92% (29213ratings)
MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi all, I am facing an issue of lower back pain, so one of specialist suggested to go for Chiropractic adjustment.
I ...
Chiropractic Mobilization will help. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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I am having muscular dystrophy, is it safe for me to go for cupping therapy or chiropractic therapy for neck n back stiffness.

Dr.Prof.M.Anand 90% (214ratings)
T.M.M.F, pain management, T.M.M.F.,
Physiotherapist, Madurai
Cupping therapy is fine, but, chiropractic is tricky. If a joint has muscle weakness, better avoid chiropractic.
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Can chiropractic adjustment help in any kind of knee pain? If yes how many sessions does one need normal?

Dr.S. Gomathi 90% (2502ratings)
BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Can chiropractic adjustment help in any kind of knee pain? If yes how many sessions does one need normal?
For your age, it's bit risky, best is advanced physiotherapy along with Glucosamine with Boswelia will help
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Chiropractic & Spinal Adjustment In Back Pain - Tips That Can Help!

Dr.Jeetu Mishra 88% (65ratings)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy, MPT sports physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Chiropractic & Spinal Adjustment In Back Pain - Tips That Can Help!

Chiropractic is a health profession that deals with the treatment of disorders related to the musculoskeletal system. It makes use of hands-on spinal adjustment and other alternative treatments to relieve pain so that there is no need for the patient with a musculoskeletal disorder to take medications or undergo a surgery.

Chiropractors, through their practice, facilitate proper alignment of the body's musculoskeletal system. The spinal manipulation and adjustments made by them can help restore mobility of joints that may have been affected by an injury. Back pain is one of the most common ailments that is treated by chiropractors.

The following are some of the secret chiropractic tips that can help you get rid of back and neck pain:

  1. Stretch as soon as you wake up: How your spine feels at the end of the day largely depends on what you do first thing in the morning and beyond. Make sure to stretch your body as soon as you get out of your bed. It will stretch out the spine and correct any misalignment that may lead to pain later during the day.
  2. Practice straight and side planks: A strong core and abdominal muscles are the keys to a healthy and pain-free spine. You must ditch doping crunches and sit-ups and instead stick to straight and side planks to relieve pain in the back. Lie on your stomach and lift your body, balancing it on your toes and hands. Maintain this position for as long as you can.
  3. Do no sit cross-legged: Avoid crossing your legs during the day. While working on a computer, make sure that both your feet are straight and firmly placed on the ground. If your feet do not reach the ground, place a box or a small stool to elevate your feet. This will help reduce pressure on your lower back and thus, relieve pain.
  4. Change sleeping position: Stop sleeping on your belly as it may put your spine and neck under great strain. The best sleeping position to relieve back pain and keep it healthy is the one sleeping on your back with pillows under your knees. If you must sleep on your side, make sure to place a pillow between your knees. Both these positions help restore the natural curvature of the spine.
  5. Move as much as you can: Inactivity is one of the leading factors that deteriorate the health of the spine. Not moving enough, staying physically inactive, and spending hours working in a single position can actually weaken the structures that support the spine and ultimately cause back pain. You are more likely to suffer from more pain if you are sedentary. Therefore, as per chiropractors, you need to eat well, drink well, and move well to keep yourself away from back pain.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Eliminate Back Pain Forever - Know How Chiropractic Treatment Is Beneficial!

Dr.K J Choudhury 90% (206ratings)
MBBS, MD, M.N.A.M.S(Anaesthesiology), FWACS
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Eliminate Back Pain Forever - Know How Chiropractic Treatment Is Beneficial!

If you are suffering from a constant back or neck pain that never seems to go away and disrupts your routine considerably, then you can consider chiropractic treatment option. Chiropractic care is a natural treatment of musculoskeletal disorders without any drugs or surgery. Chiropractors specialize in reshaping the spine, which changed from its original shape due to many reasons causing pain and inflammation. It is widely accepted a form of treatment in all developed countries like the USA, UK, etc. and gaining popularity in India especially in cases of back pain.

How do they treat?
After carefully listening to the patient, Chiropractors initiates the treatment on the specially designed table. Their palm and finger play a vital role in chiropractic treatment. They apply a light thrust on the affected area on the spine and gradually glide down until the end of the spine in the sacral region. This process actually helps to realign the spine by straightening it.

Chiropractors may massage on the soft tissue as well to ease out the pain. A chiropractor glides the pressure through the muscles of their patients, which gives a tremendous value-added benefit with a little time or effort on the chiropractor's part. The massaging action relaxes strained muscle surrounding the spine, which enhances patient satisfaction.

What is the duration?
Treatments generally take weeks for a permanent solution to the back pain. Initially the skilled professional may suggest you to for 2-3 visits within a week. Depending on the response, it may come down to once a week. Each session varies between 20 - 30 minutes under the expert's fingers. They keep on tracking the improvement level by comparing to the first visit. They are effective in Subacute back pain, Chronic Back Pain, and Neck Pain.


Are there any Contradictions?
Yes, people suffering from fractures, bone tumors, arthritis, infective bones & joints, osteoporosis, etc. should not be treated by Chiropractors. Screening process by the chiropractor at the first visit is to see whether you may be at high risk for these problems. Screening allows the chiropractors to identify stress points, misalignments and other issues related to back pain. It helps in reaching to the origin of pain and determine what treatment is necessary.

Any activities providing synergy to the treatment?
Spinal adjustments are most effective if combined with conventional therapies to treat back pain, which include:

  • Heat and cold therapies
  • Relaxing methods
  • Electrical stimulus
  • Promo block
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Educating the Patient

Chances of further aggravation in chiropractic treatment are low if performed by a trained practitioner. Further, if you have been under a chiropractor for long and your back pain isn’t improving its time to visit your family physician to find out if any other treatment option should be pursued, but in most cases, this procedure can provide relief on a long-term basis. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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