Chiropractic is an alternative and complementary science that is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of various mechanical ailments of the skeletal system, particularly the back. It is widely accepted as a complementary therapy that emphasizes on the importance of joint mobility and range of motion as well as the importance of spinal alignment and positioning. Chiropractic care is based on the principle that the body is controlled primarily by the muscles of the joints and tendons rather than by the bones or other supportive structures. It also believes that diseases and disorders are caused or triggered by abnormal activity at the joints.You can get additional information at Waukee chiropractor.
Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to manipulate the spine to help restore its normal motion and promote healing. The basic principle of chiropractic is that the spine should be lined with support and traction devices that will stretch and pull gently to alter the position of the spine without causing any damage to the surrounding muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones or other tissues. Most chiropractors use spinal manipulation in combination with manual therapy such as massage, exercise, nutritional support and lifestyle counseling. They may also recommend therapeutic exercises, such as low-impact activities, deep breathing, and hydrotherapy.
Some chiropractors offer alternative therapies as part of their treatment protocol. Among them are acupuncture, herbal remedies, naturopathy, meditation, yoga, physical therapy and psychotherapy. Other alternative medicines that have been used by chiropractors include acupuncture, herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, protein supplements, relaxation techniques such as yoga and Pilates, hypnosis and biofeedback. Some practitioners use pharmaceutical medications in the treatment of back pain, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and pain relievers. Others may prefer therapeutic massage, nutritional counseling or a combination of these therapies.
Meier Family Chiropractic
440 Laurel St, Waukee, IA 50263