Pain Relief and Pain Management
When it comes to pain management and relief, Chiropractic is the most widely known
form of licensed alternative medicine.
is derived from Greek words meaning "done by hand." In practice, this translates
to Chiropractic manipulation of the spine and joints to help relieve pain and
stiffness, improving the function of the associated nerves, joints and muscles.
Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer, founded Chiropractic in 1895 after tracing nearly
all disease to pinched nerves which were caused by misalignments of the vertebrae.
Chiropractors call vertebrae which don't move properly subluxations.
can cause inflammation and ultimately pain in nerves, joints and muscles. By manually
adjusting bones, chiropractors correct subluxations, restoring the nervous system
to its optimal level.
are two types of Chiropractor. Straight chiropractors closely follow D.D.Palmer's
teachings and focus strictly on spinal adjustments. Mixer chiropractors
provide pain management by combining adjustments with massage, rehabilitative
exercises, nutritional counseling, heat and ice therapies.
treatments begin with a medical case history, orthopedic and neurological evaluation
and might conclude with adjustments to help realign the spine.
are licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Click below to find
a Chiropractor near you.