Chiropractic is a discipline of health and fitness which involves the diagnosis and treatment of any nerve, muscle , bone, joint or tissue disorder (neuromusculoskeletal system disorders). The practise of chiropractic is based on the relationship between structure (mainly the spine) and function (as controlled by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects health protection and restoration. Chiropractic therapy has proved helpful to countless patients in treating back pain and other spinal disorders. Chiropractic physicians claim that if the bones in the spine (vertebrae) are not properly aligned (i.e. a subluxation), the main cause of pain and disease. Chiropractic care includes a variety of procedures including applied pressure, massage, and physical manipulation of the vertebrae and joints (called adjustments) to treat these subluxations. By using these methods and using certain instruments such as a chiropractic table, chiropractors are also able to relieve the nerve pain and discomfort and improve joint mobility. Chiropractic therapy was also found to be effective in the therapy of headaches, migraine, slipped discs and several others. Do you want to learn more? Visit Mattingly Chiropractic.
Specialized portion of medical equipment used in chiropractic cure are chiropractic tables. When designing the tables which chiropractors use to treat their clients, some special needs have to be taken into account, and many companies make chiropractic tables specifically for this purpose, although some chiropractic doctors use massage tables and other equipment for their patients. Chiropractic school students learn how to use a table effectively, and are given tips for choosing the right table.
When a patient visits a chiropractic clinic for treatment, the chiropractor usually asks the patient to walk around, so the chiropractor can assess the musculoskeletal structure of the patient and the chiropractor often interviews the patient to find out about the issue that brought the patient into the chiropractic office. The chiropractor then has the patient climbing for treatment onto a chiropractic table, including choosing the correct table, otherwise the procedure may be difficult to administer or less successful for the patient.
A chiropractic table must be comfortable, from the patient’s point of view. Chiropractic tables are typically designed to make patients more secure on the floor, with supports such as head rests to keep the body of the patient in a relaxed and healthy state. The chiropractic doctor wants a table that can be adjusted for practise to a comfortable height and the table often needs to be adjusted to accommodate the patient’s body. If the patient’s body is out of place on the table, chiropractic treatment may be complicated, and the patient can be injured by mistake, making table adjustability critical. Chiropractic table has a number of adjustable elements which allow the practitioner to raise different table areas and lower them. These changes can make the patient more comfortable than before, present specific areas of the body to be handled, or help the chiropractic changes the practitioner makes to the musculoskeletal system of the patient. Some tables operate on hydraulics so they can easily be raised and lowered, allowing the patient to easily mount the table, and the chiropractor to change the height as needed.