The Different Types of Chiropractic Care

The Different Types of Chiropractic Care
By Dr. Greg C. Molis

There are different types of chiropractic care for different ailments, for example chiropractic care for back and neck problems or care for general health. Just like going to a specialist doctor for an ailment, there are specialist chiropractors for different conditions. Chiropractors are concerned not just with the spine but your whole body.

In chiropractic treatment, competent doctors make mild adjustments to relive and treat the subluxations (misalignments of vertebrae causing nerve irritation). This can happen on any part of the spinal column and not in any one particular section such as the lower back. There are many reasons because of which the vertebrae of the spine can loose its mobility and alignment putting pressure on the nerves connected to the brain.

While some chiropractors generally referred to as ~mixers~, also like to indulge in other forms of treatment such as physiotherapy, diet and nutrition while treating their patients. There are those ~straight~ ones who can be considered to be purists and deal only in chiropractic treatment concentrating on location and removal of subluxations. They believe in the ideology that once the subluxation heals, so will the rest of the body. Thus, gradually bringing about, complete rejuvenation of the individual.

After an initial examination and discussion about any other medical conditions you may have, the chiropractor will
decide on a method of treatment. There are three main kinds of chiropractic care:

Chiropractic Care- Relief

This is to help immediate relief needed for acute pain and discomfort when a patient is in a lot of pain. The frequency of visits are determined by the amount of damage that needs to be corrected.

Corrective Chiropractic Care

This care typically is required for spinal problems that have occurred over a long period of time without proper treatment. This type of care requires long term treatment.

Chiropractic Care - Maintenance

While the Maintenance Chiropractic Care as the name itself suggests is the line of treatment of their spine which has already been cured by chiropractic treatment. However, once the spine has been injured it becomes weak and therefore regular visits, to the chiropractor are required, say once in 2 to 6 weeks depending on the problem.

Chiropractic care involves the whole health of the body. Treatments involve using the internal healing systems in
the body to relieve the spinal problems that can interfere with the nerves and cells. Therefore, receiving
chiropractic treatments is a way of ensuring that every part of body is functioning as it should.

Chiropractic care is the most recommended form of alternative medicine. It is based on the belief that certain conditions are caused by impairment of your nervous system due to problems in your joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones. While chiropractors do not use drugs or surgery, they sometimes do refer patients for medical care when they believe it is necessary.

Chiropractic care is safe and natural way of healing the body with a belief in the fact that the body has its own
restorative capabilities to heal and can draw on these capabilities whenever in need. It helps patients to avoid chronic pain and can prevent physical problems before they start or get worse.

Dr. Greg C. Molis has been a Salt Lake Chiropractor for 24 years. If you're in the Salt Lake area, come on in. Your first adjustment is free. For questions or comments about this article, please visit

Posted March 2005 | Permanent Link

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