Chiropractic is the second largest primary health care profession in the world. Doctors of chiropractic receive and extensive professional education on par with medical doctors and osteopaths. The science of chiropractic requires a comprehensive knowledge of all systems of the body and thorough diagnostic testing procedures for determining an evaluation. The art of chiropractic is based upon the technique of adjusting not only the spine but can include every joint in the body that may not have its full freedom of movement called “range of motion.”
Chiropractic/Neuromuscular Therapy was originated by a massage therapist. The technique is based on the basic principal that a contracted or shortened muscle will actually move one bone closer to another, causing distortions in one’s posture. The patient is measured with rulers and goiniometers to determine the deviation from a perfect posture that does not have muscular imbalance. Generally these imbalances in the muscles occur with repetitive use. Only the muscles that are “contracted” or in spasm are targeted in this therapy, which allows the body to correct its posture. After each session, the body is measured again to show the patient the amount of progress they have made as a result of treatment.
Treatable Neuromuscular Physical Pains and Restrictions:
Leg and Hip Pain
Numbness and Tingling
Limited Motions in Extremities
Muscle Weakness and Aches