What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a natural, drugless, non-surgical health care system that relies on the body’s inherent recuperative abilities. The focus of Chiropractic care is on the Nervous System. When bones of the spine become misaligned or move out of their normal position, information flow from the brain to the body is distorted. Without the proper information the body cannot function to its fullest potential. Nerves may behave abnormally and cause pain or other problems.
Chiropractors perform spinal adjustments using only their hands to correct interference to the nervous system, restoring the body’s ability to control and coordinate its many functions, thus relieving symptoms and restoring health.
Chiropractic requires eight years of college study.
Is it safe?
YES, it uses safe and effective procedures. Chiropractic is licensed in 36 countries and chiropractors are found in 110 countries. Spinal adjustments are performed on an excess of two million patients every day in this world.
The chiropractor will adjust the spine with as little force as possible and in ways that are safe for the patient whether the patient is a week old baby or someone in their 90’s.
What is the ‘Click’?
As the jammed (locked up) joint is re-aligned, some of the gases in the joint’s lubrication turn into a gaseous state inside the joint producing a popping sound. This increases mobility, relieves nerve irritation and allows muscles to relax.
To the ears of a chiropractor, this popping is a most beautiful sound.
Is Chiropractic Care Appropriate for Children?
Yes. Chiropractic’s drugless and preventive approach to good health makes it perfectly appropriate for infants, children, and teenagers .Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Scoliosis can be properly evaluated. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient; it is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.
Do HMOs cover Chiropractic?
Not at this time in the Philippines. Chiropractic care is included in many other countries’ health insurance plans so some of our patients working for multi-national companies generally have coverage and many executive benefits will reimburse for this care; as do almost all embassy plans. Until the chiropractic profession becomes fully recognized via a chiropractic law and there is a local university that teaches chiropractic, it is not expected to be included in general HMO plans.
Does Chiropractic Treatment usually require X-rays?
X-rays can play an important role in diagnosis and are taken only when a need has been determined after taking a patient’s case history and conducting a physical examination. Governments in every province have recognized the training and competence of chiropractors to take and interpret X-rays and have granted them this right.
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