You or your elderly members of the family may have some nervous breakdown problems which result from the musculoskeletal problems. These problems can be well treated with a form of medicine called chiropractic or alternative medicine. These generally affect the body via the nervous system. The main treatment that exists is the manual therapy or sometimes Spinal Manipulation Therapy or SMT where certain manipulations of the soft tissues or joints are done. This was founded by D.D Palmer in the year 1890s and has ever since been a controversial issue in the medical world.
TREATMENTSIT CAN BE USED FOR
The main treatment that is done by this method is the ‘spinal adjustment’ or ‘chiropractic adjustment’ and usually involves manual handling of the spinal bones till a point and not damaging the joints. It’s a sudden thrust which is applied and this motion increases the range of movement and this thrust is given for a very short period of time. In other words, SMT uses manual handling of the softer spinal tissues by means of massage, mobilize, manipulate, simulate or apply traction to it. The various techniques are included here-Activator Technique (which uses spring loaded tool to deliver certain elements to the spine), Diversified Technique (Full spine manipulation), Thompson technique (that relies on a drop table), Gonstead, Cox/flexion distraction (a low force using both chiropractic and osteopathic rules), Sacro-occipital Technique (which models the spine as a torsion bar). Various other types of procedures were received by patients suffering from the spine, softer tissues etc. related diseases, along with the techniques one has to also take care of the daily activities, self-care strategies, corrective exercises, relaxing or stress reductions or even ice pack therapy (cryotherapy).
How effective is it?
Mostly different kinds of back pain can be treated with a medical condition. In a survey, it has been found that this therapy improves on the prevention of migraine headaches. It was also found to treat tension headaches, much better than it treated the migraine headaches. It was also found that his therapeutic way improves on the neck pain of the elder people and brought back the normal conditions to him after the person underwent SMT. Knee pain or shoulder pains improved when this therapy was undertaken by the patients and it has been proved even that manually therapy treats hip osteoporosis better than any other therapies.
How trustworthy is it?
The World Health Organization or WHO announced that manual treatment of these various types of pain has no side effects. Though certain scientists are still unsure about the relevance of this therapy in treating rheumatoid arthritis but still no complications has risen in the past or such records are not available. From a long time, this therapy has been under great controversy both internal as well as external. Subluxation is the sole reason for the occurrence of any disease but its treatment can be done manually. With this belief, the Chiropractor school of people have been studying this field of medicine and have achieved great success in the past and even now this branch of medicine is on a high demand among the new interested group of inquisitive doctors.