There is an occasional tendency in the mainstream medicine to treat a person’s body part as distinct and a separate part of the whole body. Hence, with the mainstream medicine, the human body is sometimes compartmentalized, and when one part is sick, the medical practitioner would refer you to a cardiologist or to a pulmonologist, or to a particular specialist. Yet, the body functions holistically, and if we could find an alternative way to heal ourselves holistically, I bet we will be very happy about this alternative form of healing. Chiropractic is one of those natural healing methods that are widely sought after by people who want alternative health care that is holistic in approach. The chiropractor would usually relieve you of your back and neck pains. Yet, chiropractor would also counsel you on how to live a wholesome and healthy lifestyle. Chiropractors basically believe in the innate capacity of the body to heal on its own. Hence, a chiropractor would usually advise you to follow a disciplined lifestyle, i.e., a lifestyle with regular exercise, proper sleep, good nutrition, and many more. If these conditions are properly met, we can definitely have healthy body. The approach of a chiropractor is usually similar to the approach used by a medical practitioner. You will be interviewed at the onset about your previous medical history by a chiropractor. Likewise, you will be asked concerning your lifestyle and previous sicknesses in a similar fashion a doctor would interview you. You will also undergo a chiropractic examination of your body structure to find out any misalignment in your vertebrae and other bone structures that may be causing your sickness.
Does Chiropractic Make Use of Drugs?
Since the main concern of chiropractic is in the structural alignment of the vertebrae—which when misaligned causes the onset of a disease or malady—the chiropractic examination usually focuses on the spine. Chiropractors usually employ the use of ultrasound, massage, manual adjustment of the spine, electrical muscular stimulation, and the use of different tools which allow them to correct the misalignments of the vertebrae of the spinal column. The good thing about chiropractic is that it doesn’t employ the use of drugs and surgery. Since it maintains that sickness is caused by the misalignment in the position of vertebrae, it doesn’t make use of surgery or other invasive forms of therapy. It just utilizes manual manipulation and adjustment of the spine, soft tissues, and joints, and the use of other forms of corrective measures to realign the vertebrae. At this point, the employment and practice of chiropractic is still halfway to becoming a mainstream medical practice.
Trying a Chiropractic Therapy
I live in Texas, in the city of Sugar Land where there is a chiropractic clinic that I tried to visit one time to have a checkup on my recurring back pain. My impression of the interview was quite good and thorough. I did undergo several sessions to correct my spine which has a tendency to lean over to my left side every time I sit longer. After several sessions, I got the necessary adjustments of my spine. Sugar Land chiropractors are indeed great and well-trained in the practice of their profession, and I could vouch to the fact that indeed chiropractic can be a viable alternative to mainstream medical treatments.