Planet Chiropractic

Are you looking for chiropractor in Chesapeake, VA?  Choosing a health care provider is a big decision.  At Planet Chiropractic they believe that education is a big part of their patients success.  This article about chiropractic will give you some of the basic knowledge you need to understand what they can do for you.

The vast majority of the public equates chiropractic with back pain, but the circumstances under which the science was discovered actually had nothing to do with back pain whatsoever.  The first chiropractic adjustment was performed on a deaf man resulting in the restoration of his hearing.  DD Palmer believed that many conditions could be addressed by removing pressure from the nerve that was involved with the affected area, and he proceeded to make it his life’s work turning this belief into the science of chiropractic.  A science that devoted chiropractors continue to practice to the benefit of millions whom have regained control of their health.

What is Chiropractic in General?

Chiropractic is a profession within the health care field that deals with the neuro-musculoskeletal system of the human body.  A doctor of chiropractic will diagnose, treat and prevent injuries and disorders of the nerves, muscles and bones.  While a chiropractor will diagnose and treat these resultant injuries and disorders, the main objective of the chiropractor is removal of nerve interference allowing the body to heal itself without invasive procedures and/or drugs.  As would be the case with any other field of care, patients that seek the care of a chiropractor will get a thorough consultation including history and examination of their major complaint.  After considering possible causes of the patients’ condition a diagnosis is established and a treatment plan is created.  Should a patient require treatment outside the scope of chiropractic care they are referred to the appropriate medical specialist.

As the science of chiropractic has evolved so have the techniques used within its practice.  Common treatment methods have grown to include nutritional counseling, orthotics, lifestyle modification / exercise programs and physical rehabilitation programs.  While these adjunctive treatments are certainly beneficial, spinal and joint manipulation remains the primary and most effective mode of treatment by the doctor of chiropractic.

Statistics reflect that nearly 95% of patients that seek chiropractic care in Chesapeake as well as around the U.S. do so as a result of musculoskeletal pain (e.g.  neck pain, headaches, back pain, extremity pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, strain/sprain injuries of practically any joint or muscle group).  Conditions caused by spinal dysfunction accounts for the remaining 5% of chiropractic patients.  These conditions are those manifesting through the nervous system, such as asthma, allergies, colic, constipation and other digestive dysfunctions, etc …

Chiropractic care is not a guaranteed miracle treatment, so do not take away from this article a claim that chiropractic care is a cure for asthma or any other such condition.  However, it is not uncommon for patients to report an improvement in these conditions after receiving chiropractic treatment to an area of the spine that affects nerves leading to the organ or system struggling with this type of condition.

Almost everyone understands that chiropractic treatment is beneficial for back and neck pain, headaches and sprain/strain injuries.  However, very few people including the medical community, truly understand the affect adjustments have on the central nervous system.  In particular, the affect adjustments have on the autonomic nervous system and its sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.

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