There has been a war going on for decades now, a war between conventional medicine and alternative medicine, which quite honestly taken a toll on the development of these alternative medical practices. Though not all doctors completely discredit the effects of alternative treatments and medicine, laws has been put into effect making it impossible for them to refer or even mention these treatments. Quite fortunate enough, Treatments such chiropractic treatment among other alternative treatments are not treated with this discrimination, or at least not fully, as the power of these treatments goes beyond as an option for people who have exhausted conventional medical options.
Modern chiropractors have existed for more than a hundred years, and records of chiropractic treatments can be trace back to ancient documents, illustrating spinal manipulation and other similar practices. Their treatment has allowed many athletes and regular people to recover from injuries and chronic pain, which conventional medicine could only prescribe an endless maintenance of pain medication for. But studies have shown that the use for chiropractic treatments goes beyond injury and pain therapy.
The spine does a lot more than allow you to stand upright, it is part and is the main highway of our nervous system, which controls a good portion of our organs and ability to heal. It is observed that the lack of alignment has shown a significant loss of healing ability. It is theorized that a well aligned body and spine allows the communication of our nerves to be optimized, due to the shown significance of an increase in the speed of recovery and healing when comparing those who have gone through chiropractic treatment and those who have not.
Not all chiropractors are equal though, it may surprise you but they don’t have all the same treatments, some have a treatments meant to help with managing pain and recover specifically from back injury, some have treatments targeting a more precise result when coupled with nutrition and medication when required, and sadly enough there are some who are charlatans which ruins the medical practice’s name.
The best way to keep you from being a victim of the latter though is by making sure of their credentials and going to one referred by a medical professional or a close friend. It is also in your best interest to measure their ability to help you by talking to them and checking on their recommendation, observe their work environment if they truly do have the tools that could help patients.
There are many studies that show the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment as a viable option for chronic pain, back injury recovery, and even as a wellness treatment. Much like many herbal medicine treated as a joke by physicians of the past is now actual prescribed medicine today, through studies and experiments, the research of chiropractic treatment must be supported in order to develop the helpful and non-invasive procedure. We must not prejudge and dismiss a treatment without first putting their claims to competently done tests.