The name comes from the Greek word meaning “done by hand.”Â However, the roots of the profession can be traced back to the beginning of recorded time.
Chiropractic isÂ a licensed health care profession that emphasizes the body’s ability to heal itself. Treatment typically involves manual therapy, often including spinal manipulation. Other forms of treatment, such as exercise and nutritional counseling, may be used as well.People often visit a chiropractor for help with back and neck pain, headache, injuries and joint stiffness.
The main difference between a Physio and chiropractor is traditionally chiropractors focus more on the function of the spine and pelvis and it’s alignment and effect on the nervous system through the use of manipulation, where a Physio will focus more on the muscles using mobilisations and exercises.
Chiropractors and massage therapists may seem similar but are very different in terms of the approach they take. They both can help alleviate the pain that is disrupting your quality of life. But Chiropractic care address the spine and its alignment and massage therapists are more focuses on the muscles.
There are plenty of benefits to going to the chiropractor. The improvement in your quality of life is really a stand-out factor. It makes for a happier day-to-day, in a way surgery or other expensive medical treatments may not. However,Â in chiropractic care, they are an excellent side effect.
After all, if you notice that tightness is close to the joints your chiropractor has to focus on, that could interfere with their treatment. That’s why receiving a therapeutic massage can clear the way for them to access your joints easier.