Chiropractic care is a relatively new medical alternative and complementary medicine, which are focused on the diagnosis and treatment of physical mechanical disorders of the skeletal system, particularly the spine. Chiropractic science was founded on the work of David Weber, MD, a German chiropractor who worked in Germany during the 19th century. Weber discovered that neuromusculoskeletal disorders are the result of disturbances to the alignment of the bones and connective tissues of the human body. His work provided the foundation for chiropractic philosophy and practice. Chiropractic physicians to study the relationship between the structure of the spine and the functioning of the human body. Visit us on Palmercare Chiropractic – Falls Church.
Many people seek chiropractic care for a variety of reasons, including relieving pain resulting from traumatic injury, sprains, sports injuries, neck or back pain, and whiplash. Headaches may include tension-type headaches, migraine headaches, sinus headaches, cluster headaches, and head pains resulting from bending and lifting. Many people also seek chiropractic care for headaches resulting from post menopausal and other changes in hormone levels. Some headaches may even be the result of misalignment of the vertebrae.
Spinal manipulation is the primary method of chiropractic care. It involves the use of hands to perform tests of strength, stability, flexibility, and range of motion in the spine and other joints of the upper and lower body. The chiropractor may perform diagnostic imaging tests to identify malfunctioning areas. Diagnostic imaging procedures include x-rays and computerized tomography (CT) scans. An expert chiropractor will also recommend exercise programs, dietary modifications, and nutritional supplements to enhance health and prevent further injury.