Chiropractic therapy is an alternative modality that focuses on manipulating the spine. If you’re surprised to learn that it falls under the umbrella of alternative therapies, you’re not alone! We’re not ones to keep score, but it’s one of the better-known complementary therapies out there. The theory behind chiropractic therapy is that the body can heal on its own, and a chiropractor is there to help it along—specifically, by adjusting the spine to help normalize body function. During a session, a chiropractor may stretch muscles, apply pressure, and manipulate specific joints. You should know, it’s not always as dramatic as the popping and cracking videos you see online. In fact, some chiropractic adjustments can actually be quite gentle.
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Been dealing with a lot of neck and back pain recently and thinking about seeing a chiropractor. Has anyone had any experiences with a chiropractor and if so, do you think it was beneficial?
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Books about Chiropractic therapy
Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques for Manual Therapists: A Comprehensive Guide to Spinal and Peripheral Manipulations
The first book ever to bring together the best techniques from chiropractic and osteopathy, this easy-to-use guide is necessary reading for any manual therapist wishing to hone their skills, and discover related techniques that will enhance their practice. Offering practical step-by-step instruction on how to treat a full scope of musculoskeletal conditions, this duo-disciplinary guide draws on current anatomical and physiological research to bring all the most advanced and adaptive manipulation therapy techniques to your fingertips. Providing a brief history of the two central branches of manual therapy, it gives a valuable insight into how manipulation therapists can benefit from sharing ideas and integrating versatile techniques across practices, before providing clear, illustrated references for how to apply the methods on specific sections of the body. Demonstrating how to relieve common ailments, recognise contraindications and take excellent safety precautions, this is the ideal companion for practitioners and students of manipulation therapy for the whole body.
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients’ formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points—tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and often produces instant relief. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Third Edition, has made a huge impact among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic in the field of pain relief. This edition includes a new chapter by the now deceased author, Clair Davies’ daughter, Amber Davies, who is passionate about continuing her father’s legacy. The new edition also includes postural assessments and muscle tests, an illustrated index of symptoms, and clinical technique drawings and descriptions to assist both practitioners and regular readers in assessing and treating trigger points. If you have ever suffered from, or have treated someone who suffers from myofascial trigger point pain, this is a must-have book.
The Younger Next Year Back Book: The Whole-Body Plan to Conquer Back Pain Forever
At some point in their lives, 80% of Americans will seek expert help for back pain. It’s an epidemic, with a cost to society in medical expenses and lost productivity that is steeper than heart disease. But remember the 80% figure—that’s the astonishing cure rate at Dr. Jeremy James’s Aspen Club Back Institute. A Doctor of Chiropractic who took that path because of his own severe injury-induced back pain, he has developed a revolutionary behavioral/whole-body approach to help sufferers heal—and often eliminate—back pain forever. Co-written with Chris Crowley, The Younger Next Year Back Book follows the alternating chapter format of the #1 New York Times bestselling Younger Next Year and other books in the series. And just as millions of readers positively changed their lives following Harry’s Rules in Younger Next Year, the millions of back pain sufferers can find relief following Jeremy’s rules, including Stop Doing Dumb Stuff, Be Still So You Can Heal, and Stand Tall for the Long Haul. He explains the workings of the spine and muscles, and then why back pain is almost never a disease, per se, but the result of behavior. He then shows how to change our behavior, find a neutral spine, and begin a regimen of simple exercises—with step-by-step two-color illustrations—to realign our core to virtually eliminate back pain forever. Chris Crowley, in his been-there-done-that-and-you-can-too-damnit! voice, provides all the motivation and patient perspective we need.
Podcasts about Chiropractic therapy
Velvet’s Edge: The Art of Health with Chiropractic Physician - Dr. Motley
Dr. Motley is the leading chiropractic physician and kinesiologist in Nashville. He uses multiple methods for healing your body naturally and to a place that you can thrive everyday. He and Kelly talk natural medicine and the importance of getting to know your own body and story. They even discuss how the Enneagram personality test is a major part of Dr. Motley’s diagnosing practice for his patients.
Breaking the Underdog Curse for Chiropractic: Making A Commitment To Chiropractic - Dr. Ron Oberstein
On this episode, we are here with Dr. Ron Oberstein. He graduated from Life Chiropractic College, which is now Life University, in 1981 and is the current President of Life West. Dr. Ron has been in practice for 37 years and his goal is to spread the chiropractic message and get the world under chiropractic care.
Balanced Bites: Pregnancy & Fitness, Nutrition, Chiropractic, and Mindset with Dr. Lindsey Matthews of BIRTHFIT
TOPICS Introducing our guest, Dr. Lindsay Matthews of BIRTHFIT [1:40] The birth of BIRTHFIT [15:54] BIRTHFIT Regional Directors [21:15] The Four Pillars [29:07] The importance of mindset [32:12] Choosing a chiropractor [42:36] Staying aligned without a chiropractor [50:28]
The Chiropractic Philanthropist with Dr. Ed Osburn - SERIES
The Chiropractic Philanthropist is a podcast created for Chiropractors. Weekly conversations with Chiropreneurs & Entrepreneurs that have experienced both the highs and lows of practice, business and life, what they have learned and applied from these struggles and challenges, and practical advice and encouragement to inspire you to new heights in Chiropractic practice.
The Evidence Based Chiropractor: Chiropractic Marketing and Research - SERIES
The Evidence Based Chiropractor is a podcast created for Chiropractors. Weekly research and marketing updates for Chiropractors. Learn ideas and actionable information which will inspire action, improve your communication, and lead to explosive Chiropractic growth.
Muscle Medicine: How A Chiropractor Can Help You Strength Train More Effectively with Richard Ulm
Many people think of chiropractors as simple back-crackers. I know that that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The proper application of chiropractic medicine has many beneficial effects for anyone in training. My guest today, Dr. Richard Ulm is a perfect case in point as he tells us all about his particular approach to this field. Dr. Ulm is a chiropractor with a background in strength training. He sees his practice as a way to treat patients and help them optimize performance. He travels all over the world teaching DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) and has developed his training programs around this model. Dr. Ulm works tirelessly to bridge the gap between DNS and the performance industry. He is truly interested in getting to the bottom of the causes, mechanics, neurology, and anatomy behind the issues he works with. It was truly educational talking with him today and I know you’ll learn a lot too! In this episode, we discuss Dr. Ulm’s particular approach to working with patients that addresses the whole body, not just the point of pain. We look at how many movement patterns are inborn and neurological. More than anything else this all comes down to early development. We also look at how to find your functional capacity and exercise efficiently within that. In This Episode What DNS is and how it relates to all the aspects of movement The importance of learning and developing movements from infancy and its lifelong effects The difference between moving efficiently and effectively and what that means for your athletic sustainability Which muscles and systems are the most neurologically fragile and how to avoid problems with them
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- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Innovating to improve care for low back pain in the military: Chiropractic care passes muster. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Innovating to improve care for low back pain in the military: Chiropractic care passes muster.
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- J Manipulative Physiol Ther. Efficacy of treating low back pain and dysfunction secondary to osteoarthritis: chiropractic care compared with moist heat alone. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. Efficacy of treating low back pain and dysfunction secondary to osteoarthritis: chiropractic care compared with moist heat alone.
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