Chiropractic care is becoming more popular worldwide. Chiropractic care has provided effective pain relief and improved quality of life for millions of people all over the world. Treating musculoskeletal disorders with different chiropractic care has been proven safe and effective. It involves the use of natural, drug-free, non-invasive, safe and effective therapy in treating various nerve, muscle and bone dysfunctions.
Musculoskeletal disorder is pain that affects the muscles, ligaments and tendons, and bones. The musculoskeletal pain may be brought by the wear and tear of daily activities, poor posture, dislocations, accident, fractures and abnormal curvature of the spinal column. To relieve the pain and prevent irritation, the pinched nerves must be released from being compressed.
HOW CAN MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN DIAGNOSED:
• Blood tests to assert a diagnosis
• X-rays to take images of the bones
• Computerized Tomography (CT) scans to get an even more detailed inside the body
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs) to look at soft tissues such as muscles, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons
Spinal manipulation or adjustment is the most frequently used in treating musculoskeletal disorders. It can only be performed by licensed and experienced chiropractors and it is done by applying pressures on the spinal area to realign the standard anatomical structure of the spine.
Exercise is a part of a chiropractic program that chiropractors use. The program aims to strengthen the muscles and bones in the body and improve blood circulation. Normal blood flow is important because blood carries oxygen and other nutrients used as energy that is needed by the body.
Other chiropractic care include: massage therapy, electrotherapy to improve muscle and nerve stimulation, hot and cold compress and also teaching about diet and nutrition. Chiropractic care aims to eliminate cause of pain and prevent reappearance of pain.