A chiropractor is trained to make sure your body is functioning as optimally as possible by using spinal manipulations or adjustments to relieve pain in your joints and muscles.
These will remove the pressure from the nerve roots due to the misalignments or subluxation in the joints and also will increase the blood flow to the affected region. The chiropractic philosophy believes in rebalancing our body's elements to make room for natural self-healing.
What to expect :
As with other doctor appointments, the first visit starts with a consultation i.e. medical history and a physical examination.
A chiropractor may start treatment or chiropractic adjustment at your first visit :
1. You will lie on a chiropractic treatment table.
2. The chiropractor will use gentle pressure or shallow thrusts to make the adjustment.
3. You may hear a popping sound, which is a normal side effect called joint cavitation which results from the joint’s release of pressure.
4. Some report that this causes instant relief which may or may not accompany your first visit, depending on your particular condition, its severity and symptoms.
Other treatments may be provided along with an adjustment at TAGS :
Following treatment, you can expect to be scheduled for a follow-up session. Most chiropractic treatments last for several weeks. It is also normal to have some soreness in the areas your chiropractor adjusted.
Frequently Asked Questions ?
1. What conditions can Chiropractic treat ?
Chiropractors can treat a variety of neuro musculoskeletal conditions including neck pain, back pain, osteoarthritis, slipped discs, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, headache and etc.
2. Does Chiropractic treatment hurt ?
It is usually a No. You may feel some soreness post Chiropractic adjustment which is similar to what you might feel after a workout. As chiropractors treat different levels of pain, ranging from no pain at all to acute flare ups of chronic complaints, they will be able to control the amount of force (pressure) to the joints.
Although the popping noise during adjustment may sound painful, it doesn’t feel painful as it is just an indication of gas leaving the joints.
3. Is Chiropractic care safe ?
Chiropractic care is generally safe as the risks associated with chiropractic manipulation are rare when performed by trained chiropractors.
When complications occur, they tend to be more likely in patients who have pre-existing conditions like severe osteoporosis, cancer of the spine, bone structure abnormalities, the risk factors of stroke. Otherwise, the common side effects of chiropractic adjustments are just soreness, aches and pain and tiredness.
4. Can children and pregnant women seek Chiropractic care ?
There are no contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy and also for children at any age, unless there are known complications. Chiropractors are generally trained to work with pregnant women and children, but some chiropractors take a specific interest in prenatal and postnatal care and seek additional training.
5. How much does Chiropractic care costs ?
As there is no standardization for the price of chiropractic care in Malaysia, it may range from RM 70 to RM 200, depending on the services and modalities offered along with a single session of chiropractic care.