I’m sure you know a friend or two who has already seen a chiropractor. Did they tell you why they sought consult? Or did they tell you what kind of treatment they underwent? A lot of people are actually clueless about these wellness professionals and what they really do and hence, they become doubtful of the benefits that they provide. One common misconception is that Chiropractors and Physicians who specialize in the spine are one in the same. What we know is, Chiropractors are actually not MD’s and their field of work is completely different, as we will soon find out. However, a good question to ask for now is, who are those people who should see a chiropractor?
Chiropractic is considered by some as the largest non-medical healing art in the world. Its name is derived from two Greek words, Chiros (hand) and prakticos (to do/be efficient), meaning “one who is efficient with their hands“, and they do it without drugs or surgery. So who needs to see these non-medical professionals? Some say that just about anyone with a spine can benefit from chiropractic care. Due to its positive effects on the nervous system, chiropractic can help correct many health problems such as fatigue, scoliosis, allergies, asthma, menstrual disorders, headaches, and low immune function. So, if you have any of the said conditions, you can surely go and seek consult.
How is it that just about everyone with any sort of health problem can be treated with chiropractic? Chiropractic achieves its effects by normalizing nerve flow, which, is known to be present in all parts of the body. With this perspective, all sorts of conditions that occur are somewhat contributed by abnormalities in the nerve flow. Chiropractic aims to restore this and, in return, reduce or relieve the symptoms. Chiropractic principles also state that the human body has an inborn or innate natural healing ability that needs to be reawakened and unleashed. That is why chiropractors target only the dysfunction in the nerve and let the body heal in itself, not altering anything else. This is one reason why Chiropractic care is very safe.
So technically speaking, it is actually not a question of who should go to a chiropractor but more of how chiropractic care can benefit even those with no subjective complaints. From what we found out in this article, it is safe to say that everyone should see a chiropractor once in a while. After all, they say that periodic chiropractic examinations in itself can unlock your hidden healing ability.