Chiropractic care as a form of health care dates back to 1895; however there is even earlier evidence of the world having understood its importance. Chiropractic care is the non-surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system of the body primarily with hands on manipulation. At Chiropractic health centers, chiropractic physicians have been successfully treating patients of chronic as well as acute lower back pain, and also deal with many other spine, muscle and joint related conditions, including arthritis. Chiropractic wellness has proved to be the key to a healthy life for many.
The purpose of spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustment, the procedure used by chiropractors, is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into the joints that have become restricted in their movement. A high velocity, short lever arm thrust is applied to the vertebra which is accompanied by audible release of gas. This is caused due to the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, which releases joint pressure.
On most occasions, patients experience instant relief. This high velocity, short lever arm thrust is applied to the abnormal vertebra with the goal of improving functionality, reducing nerve irritability and restoring range of motion in the back. Statistics have shown that people who have visited a chiropractic center for treatment of conditions such as lower back pain have shown a higher percentage of recovery without invasive surgery or medication.
One of the most common diseases that affect numerous individuals of all ages is arthritis; probably second only to back pain. Chiropractic health centers, apart from hands-on manipulation, successfully use laser therapy for arthritis. This almost 30 year old therapy, which is a light source generating pure light of a single wavelength, was introduced as a non-invasive treatment option for osteoarthritis. Laser therapy stimulates the release of endorphins and reduces inflammation in the affected area and is an effective pain management treatment.
Chiropractors all over the world, and especially in U.S., including our Chiropractors in Santa Ana, have been helping people live healthy, pain-free lives.