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Zei Gezunt with Chiropractic Treatment
Editor: Yael Rosenberg, RN, B.S.H

CHIROPRACTIC
 • Description: Chiropractic
 • Statistical Information
 • Symptoms Treated
 • Questions to ask the Practitioner
 • General Tips
 • Products and Services
 • Books and Publications  

Description
Traditional chiropractic believes that a vertebral subluxation or misaligned spinal joint interferes with the body’s normal function. The main chiropractic procedure is adjustment of the spine, other joints and soft tissue in order to relieve the pressure on the nerves. Today most chiropractors add other modalities to the spinal manipulation such as exercise, massage, acupuncture, nutritional supplements and herbs.

The scope of practice of chiropractors varies from state to state, with some states allowing broad treatment of human ailments while others are very restrictive and allow a very narrow scope of practice. The different laws in each state also determine if a chiropractor can conduct laboratory and diagnostic tests as well as dispense nutritional supplements and utilize other complementary modalities.

Statistical studies show the following:
  •  In the U.S., chiropractic is the largest alternative medical profession.
  •  Ninety-four percent (94%) of all spinal manipulations are performed by chiropractors. 
  •  As of 2004 California had the most active licensed chiropractors with New York a distant second.
  •  Approximately 30% of the U.S. population aged 18 and older have used chiropractic.

Conditions and Symptoms
Chiropractic treatment has been shown to be effective for the following conditions among others:
  •  Allergies
  •  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  •  Degenerative joint disease or arthritis
  •  Fibromyalgia
  •  Headaches and other neurological conditions
  •  Limited range of motion
  •  lower back pain(The number one reason individuals seek chiropractic treatment)
  •  Muscle spasms and stiffness
  •  Neck pain and whiplash injuries
  •  Sports injuries
  •  TMJ
  •  Vertigo

Questions to ask the Practitioner
  •  How many years experience have you had utilizing this healing method
  •  What is your success rate  
  •  Certificates and Licenses  
  •  References  

General Tips
 • A licensed chiropractor will complete a medical history before they start any chiropractic treatment
 • Be aware that the scope of practice for a chiropractor differs from state to state. Depending on which state you are treated in you may need to be first diagnosed by your medical doctor and then referred to the chiropractor.
 • Spinal manipulation is often contraindicated in patients with particular arthritic conditions, fractures, dislocations, cancer, or infection of the bone or at the area of treatment.

List of Products & Services
 • Apex Chiropractic 24" Lift Table Package - Hunter
 • Tidi Crepe Chiropractic Headrest Roll, 8-1/2" x 125', 25 Rolls per Case

BOOKS & Publications  
  •  The Chiropractic Way: How Chiropractic Care Can Stop Your Pain and Help You Regain Your Health Without Drugs or Surgery [Paperback] - by Michael Lenarz, Victoria St. George
  •  Chiropractic first: The fastest growing healthcare choice--before drugs or surgery - by Terry A Rondberg
  •  Chicken Soup for the Chiropractic Soul - by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Dr. Fabrizio Mancini  
  •  Chiropractic Works: Adjusting to a Higher Quality of Life [Illustrated] - by Timothy J. Feuling 
  •  Just Say YES To Chiropractic - Your Best Choice to Achieve Optimal Health and Wellness...Naturally! - by Dr. Robert Hanopole   

Alternative Treatment Methods
 • Acupressure
 • Acupuncture
 • Aromatherapy
 • Biofeedback
 • Chiropractic Treatment
 • Guided Imagery
 • Herbal Remedies
 • Homeopathy
 • Hypnosis
 • Magnetic Therapy
 • Massage Therapy
 • Meditation
 • Qigong
 • Reflexology
 • Reiki
 • Tai Chi
 • Therapeutic Touch
 • Vitamin Therapy
 • Yoga

 


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