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Chiropractic – Healing through adjustment

Posted on October 7, 2020 by Michael Boettcher

Chiropractic is an alternative medical treatment method in which joint blockages are released with special techniques. The aim is to find and eliminate functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system in order to relieve pain and restore normal mobility. A positive side effect of the treatment is that the pressure on the nerve tracts is reduced, thereby activating the body’s self-healing powers. In our practice we offer various chiropractic treatments and would like to give you a brief overview of them today.

What does chiropractic mean?

The term chiropractic is composed of the Greek words “chiero” for hand and “practice” for action. This method of treatment was invented in the 19th century by Daniel David Palmer, who argued that various illnesses were caused by a malposition of the vertebral joints and could therefore be cured by a targeted correction of the malposition.

What does the chiropractor do?

First I look at your medical history and examine you thoroughly to determine the origin of the dysfunction. I particularly pay attention to your spine. Pain and blockages are often caused by the malposition of one vertebral body in relation to the adjacent vertebrae. These malpositions can be caused by incorrect posture, lack of movement and accidents. If muscles or tendons are affected, we can stretch them specifically or make them more flexible again with massages.

What is done during a chiropractic application?

Once the medical history is complete, we can begin treatment. There are several possible applications. During the adjustment, I guide your affected joints or vertebral bodies into a certain position with special handles and without much effort. A loud cracking sound is often audible during this process. In order to free you from this pain permanently, this procedure has to be repeated in several sessions. Mobilisation improves the mobility of your joints by moving the joint parts against each other and stretching them in different directions. Through stretching exercises and relaxation techniques, we can lengthen the surrounding muscles so that they can adapt well to the new position of the joint.

What happens after the treatment?

Once the blockages have been completely released, the stability of your musculoskeletal system is affected. With joint-protective exercises from the physiotherapeutic program, we stabilize your spine and prevent future imbalances. The combination of chiropractic application and subsequent muscle building enables you to live permanently pain-free and feel fit and agile again.

Are you interested in a treatment by a qualified chiropractor? Give us a call!