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What is Involved in Chiropractic Care?

There are a wide variety of chiropractic care suited for all types of ailments or medical condition. It can be used to address general health care or treat specific types of condition. Therefore, chiropractic care also has its own share of specialized branches just like any areas of medical profession. In my case, I started my practice focusing on sports medicine. Sport medicine has several different crediential, which I started with Strength and Conditioning.

In cases wherein misalignment (termed as joint fixation or subluxations in chiropractic industry) is detected, chiropractors perform mild adjustments to provide relief for patients on the area where the misalignment was found.

Chiropractors usually develop their practice into focus on primary care or spine specialist.. The first ones can perform a wide variety of treatment forms to couple with the existing treatment for their patients such as diet and nutrition plans, and physiotherapy. Meanwhile, there are also chiropractors that concentrate on a specific area of chiropractic care and treatment.

During your initial visit treatment plan we determine the type of care you need. In terms of the general types of chiropractic care, there are three of them. Each are discussed below in order to help patients and chiropractors decide what best method of treatment can be used.

Relief Chiropractic

This type of chiropractic care is done on patients who suffer from any form of pain or discomfort, regardless of cause. The purpose of this treatment is to provide immediate relief from any undesirable sensation. The length of treatment period largely vary according to the extent of the damage acquired by the patient and how it can be corrected. For example, general lower back pain from ackward movement of lifting a heavy box is 4-10 treatments.

Corrective Chiropractic

Working with government contracts this patient has multiple condition adding complexity. This is a more advanced type of chiropractic care. It is performed on patients who suffered from spinal problems over a long period of time and have developed into a more complicated condition that have been neglected of proper treatment. For corrective chiropractic care, the process usually extends on a long term treatment. The length in itself is determined by the extent of the damage and how the patient responds to the treatment given.

Maintenance Chiropractic

This type of chiropractic goal is not typical for me, but I do see handful. For example, I see patient who has failing kidney and chiropractic helps move the toxic waste out of his muscles. As the name implies, this type of chiropractic care is intended to sustain any form of treatment already administered to a patient with spine problems. In some cases, chiropractic treatment are continued even after the initial treatments have proven successful. The idea behind this type of chiropractic care is to prevent the possibility of the condition's recurrence, especially in the case of your spine.

Once they have experienced some form of damage, the spine becomes weak and physical therapy is therefore necessary. Once a patient has injury they are vulnerable unless good physical therapy was put into place. Hence, a patient is required to visit their chiropractor on certain intervals, for instance once or twice a year, so the doctor can assess the progress of the treatment.

Importance of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a form of alternative medicine that helps one achieve overall health. It focuses on an internal healing system that addresses any spinal problems that cause interference on the activities of your nerves and cells. This explains the growing popularity of chiropractic care for its focus on attaining the normal functions of the body.

As for your different health needs, there are different types of chiropractic care available. Hence, initial consultation with a chiropractor is necessary to evaluate the extent of the damage and what specific chiropractic treatment to correct them. By restoring your body's normal functions, you are enabling your body to naturally heal.

Also, it helps prevent further damage caused by the presence of such dysfunction in your health system. As soon as you start feeling any abnormalities in your body, seek the help of a nearby chiropractor to prevent the worsening of your condition and improve overall health.


Chiropractic & Physical therapy to the Portland metro area: West Linn, Oregon City, Lake Oswego, and Tualatin. Owner & Chiropractor. Ryan Lambert Bellacov will give professional service to bring you pain relief. www.bigsportsmed.com; Dr. Ryan Lambert Bellacov with years of experience working with athletics.