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Learn the two types of chiropractic care

Learn the two types of chiropractic care

Symptomatic Chiropractic care focuses its attention on relieving the patients from acute aches and pains related to either injuries or chronic problems. The purpose of Symptomatic Chiropractic is not to provide or monitor improved spinal alignment. 

This is a relatively short-term relief providing treatment that concentrates on helping the patient overcome pain. Here, chiropractors use various other treatment modalities like electro stimulation, TENS units, acupuncture, and laser to provide pain relief. 

If license permits, depending upon state and location, chiropractors can prescribe pharmacological drugs for pain relief.  Approximately 95% of the Chiropractic profession fall under the Symptomatic Chiropractic category.

Corrective Chiropractic care on the other hand focuses its attention on the correction and monitoring specific spinal alignment.  The term Chiropractic Orthodontists is applicable for analogy in this context. 

Corrective Chiropractic is a unique specialty within the Chiropractic profession.  Full spine marked and measured x-rays are used as the initial guide post  for prognosis and care plan for improving the structural alignment of the patient's spine. 

Post x-rays at specific checkpoints are the key distinguishing feature of a Corrective Chiropractor.  When it is all said and done, "An optimum functioning spine and nervous system equals optimal health. 

The science and physiology here is, once the spine is structurally aligned to its normal position nerve interference from spinal misalignment is removed, thus allowing the body to function and heal normally.  Normal nerve function is...good health.

 

Experience Corrective Chiropractic:

You Deserve to Be Healthy

 

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