Chiropractors and Their Clients

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Contrary to the belief of some people, chiropractors are fully trained doctors.  They undergo not only training to become a medical doctor but several years of chiropractic education and training as well.  They are a licenced profession and are also subject to strict regulation rules. A chiropractor must also be able to demonstrate a massive 4200 hours of experience before gaining his licence.  Your chiropractor should be able to demonstrate all of this with a DC degree – Doctor of Chiropractic.  The end result of all of this hard work and intensive training is a doctor who is extremely knowledgeable about the workings of the human body.

Chiropractors are trained in the musculoskeletal system. They are able to treat spinal problems and injuries, hip and joint problems, neck pain, and an assortment of problems with the back, ligaments, tendons and muscles.  Many of these problems are caused by the misalignment of the spine and one or two visits to a chiropractor can sort that out so the client starts to feel better fairly quickly.  There will be follow up treatment as well to make sure the problem is sorted out.

Chiropractors do not use drugs, supplements or surgical procedures in their treatment. They carry out non-invasive work and favour a natural approach to healing.  Spinal manipulation and massage are 2 common chiropractic techniques for dealing with pain and discomfort.  Some will advocate the use of alternative holistic treatments such as acupuncture as well.  

Some of chiropractor’s client base may include accident victims, pregnant women and people who are recovering from surgery and need rehabilitation treatment.  Their work is on going so do not expect to be cured in one session. It can take many weeks or months of treatment before being fully cleared of a problem although, contrary to some advice, it is not a given that you will be visiting a chiropractor for the rest of your life.

Another common type of client for a chiropractor is the sports enthusiast or athlete. Muscle and joint injuries are common in sporty people and the need for effective drug free treatment is important.  Many top athletes employ chiropractors as a part of their staff so that any problems can be dealt with immediately they occur.

Chiropractors do not just heal you, they educate you as well. They will teach you correct posture for sitting, standing and walking. They will teach you a series of exercises that you can do at home or at your desk on a daily basis. These will normally be strengthening or stretching exercises, designed for you to help yourself between appointments.

Chiropractors are only a part of the solution to an on-going condition. They can only do so much; without your help in changing things your treatment is not likely to be as successful, as quickly as you would like it to be.  Make sure you keep all appointments with your chiropractor; their time is as important to them as it is to you and they have many clients to see and treat.

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This article was published on 2012/11/30