What is Chiropractic?
The name “Chiropractic” originates from Greek and means „to do with the hand“. This in turn describes the most important job of a chiropractor:
The treatment of joints, especially within the spinal column, and the muscular system. Special hand grips and techniques are used.
What is a chiropractic treatment like?
Just like an osteopathic treatment, it is important to follow these steps:
Thorough anamnesis and examination of the body
Before therapy begins the patient will be thoroughly examined and the therapist will ask all relevant questions. On the one hand, this should clarify if a chiropractic treatment is suitable for the patient’s problem, and on the other, make it possible to make the most precise diagnosis and plan the therapy accordingly. For the examination, the patient will be asked to remove certain items of clothing, as the therapist must be able to get the whole picture of the body in order to make a diagnosis.
Occasionally, the therapist may need X-rays in order to rule out organic disorders and tob e able to design a treatment concept.
Medical indications for chiropractic treatment
- Back pain
- Blocked joints
- Muscular problems
- Pains in the musculoskeletal system
- Tension headaches
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