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Disspelling Common Myths About Chiropractic Care

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Disspelling Common Myths About Chiropractic Care

There are a number of myths about chiropractic care that scare or perhaps shy away many people from taking a trip to see a Jackson chiropractor, even if they do have severe back pain. By dispelling these myths, it should be possible to decide if chiropractic treatment might be right for you. Chiropractors are Not Professionally Educated A chiropractor must go through the same amount of schooling and supervision as any other doctor in the medical community. According to dcdoctor.com, “The aspiring chiropractor requires 2-4 years (depending on the college attended and the state one wishes to practice in) of premed undergraduate studies. Once completed, the student must next complete 4-5 academic years of studies at a chiropractic college. This includes extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, radiology, differential diagnosis, chiropractic adjustive techniques, biomechanics, and other health-related studies.” Prior to graduation, the student must be monitored in a clinical setting under the supervision of a certified professional. After graduation, the student must also pass rigorous state and national board certifications in order to obtain a license. Chiropractic Methods are not Scientifically Validated There are thousands of studies which support the treatment methods used by chiropractors. These studies are often completed outside the chiropractic community by medical doctors and government researchers, eliminating any possible bias that may be inherent if the research were completed inside the chiropractic community itself. In fact, there has been a higher degree of research completed on chiropractic techniques than alot of other medical treatments. The Chiropractor Will Keep You Coming Back There is the age old consensus that chiropractic treatment will make your back feel great for a short period of time, but then the pain will return, causing you to continuously seek more treatment. The goal of the treatment is to eliminate...

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Spinal Adjustments: A Look at the Basics of Flexion Distraction

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Spinal Adjustments: A Look at the Basics of Flexion Distraction

Have you heard about flexion distraction yet? It’s one of the spinal adjustment techniques used by some Jackson chiropractic practitioners. It is perfect for treating a variety of painful conditions including chronic headaches, osteoporosis, slipped discs, spondylolisthesis and pregnancy related back pain. So how does flexion distraction spinal adjustments work? In most instances, the Jackson chiropractic clinic subjects the patient to tolerance testing and a full, initial exam. Afterward, he or she is asked to lie face down onto a specially designed chiropractic table so the spinal adjustments may begin. Oftentimes, the chiropractor performing the spinal adjustments keys in on a single vertebral segment at a time. While focusing on the vertebral segment, the chiropractor uses a series of spinal adjustments to drop intradiscal pressure. Intradiscal pressure, in case you’re unaware, plays a crucial role in how well the human spine functions in certain situations. As such, it has been studied by chiropractic professionals for years. Basically, when a person’s intradiscal pressure is high, pain occurs. That’s why chiropractors generally try to lower it to a normal range. The patient’s intradiscal pressure isn’t all that is taken into account during flexion distraction spinal adjustment sessions. The chiropractor also works on opening up the foraminal canal. This canal houses a person’s spinal nerves, which can become pinched or otherwise irritated over time. By opening it up, the nerves are able to resume their normal position and hopefully heal in the process. Depending on the patient’s state of affairs, flexion distraction spinal adjustments may or may not be combined with other chiropractic techniques. The chiropractic professional may also opt to complete the treatments over several months’ time. To ask questions about flexion distraction and other forms of spinal adjustments that may benefit you or a loved one, please contact our office...

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