Chiropractic, as practiced by Dr. Best chiropractor, is a holistic approach for maintaining optimal health. Proper functioning of the nervous system is predicated upon healthy moving joints to supply information to the brain in order for the body to be able to heal itself on an ongoing basis. “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning “effective treatment by hand.” Dr. Best chiropractor utilizes a more comprehensive form of chiropractic called Applied Kinesiology, which helps us look deeper into the body to find the underlying causes of dysfunction in the body. More on Applied Kinesiology …
What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors diagnose in the same way as medical doctors and study most of the same courses and study a similar number of hours in their education.
A chiropractor will diagnose your condition based upon findings from range of motion, palpation, muscle testing, orthopedic tests and other studies like x-ray or MRI when necessary to further evaluate a condition.
A chiropractor is licensed to treat muscular or skeletal disorders of the spine and the extremities including the shoulders, hands, knees and feet.
A chiropractor addresses your condition by adjustments of the spine and extremities, and when necessary uses physiotherapy such as electrical muscle stimulation, manual therapy, kinetic exercises, ultrasound and infrared to name a few.
Typically a chiropractor will adjust the spine to increase the mobilization of joints that have become dysfunctional. The importance of this is that it reestablishes the joint’s proprioceptive mechanisms so the body can heal itself. Read more on subluxation on the spine.
While a chiropractor may not treat directly some disorders of the body like I.B.S. or asthma, many patients find improvement of many such conditions by facilitating the body to heal itself through chiropractic treatments.
You may seek treatment of a chiropractor directly for conditions such as back pain, neck pain, hip pain, arm or leg pain, headaches, shoulder pain, radiating pain, sharp and shooting pain, frozen shoulder, disc herniation, TMJ syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, knee pain, among others.