What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic, an ancient Greek word, means manual practice. Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and the effects of these diseases on overall health. The first chiropractic treatment applied by Doctor Daniel David Palmer in 1895 and was widely respected for its high effectiveness. Over the years, chiropractic has modernized and developed a variety of practices to meet the needs of the patient. As a drug-free and non-surgical method, chiropractic offers a holistic approach to patient recovery.
Chiropractic focuses on the body’s ability to heal on its own. It aims to correct the non-structural arrangement disorders of the spine, which provides communication between the brain and the body, through special techniques applied by hand. Chiropractors use the most up-to-date scientific evidence and clinical expertise available to diagnose issues that affect the mobility of the spine.
How is chiropractic applied?
Chiropractors are primary care professionals trained to maintain and promote spinal health. They apply special techniques that they do using their hands to improve the function of the joints and support the nervous system. They intervene in these sequencing disturbances by analyzing the disorders in the alignment of the spine. The spine, which acts as a bridge between the brain and the body, which is the central nervous system, is intended to be healthy. In addition to special techniques called adjustment, soft tissue therapies is used for the protection and promotion of health by adding patient education, daily life recommendations.
Chiropractic helps patients maintain their optimal health while reducing unnecessary drug use and surgeries. Every year, about 50 million Americans turn to a chiropractor to maintain spinal health.
How many sessions does chiropractic last?
The patient who has applied to the specialist to receive chiropractic treatment is evaluated in detail. Along with the physical evaluation, X-ray, MRI and blood analysis results are taken into account. The treatment of the patient who is deemed suitable for treatment is planned. Since chiropractic is a method consisting of specific applications, the patient begins to feel the well-being even after the first session. While the treatment process varies from patient to patient and according to need, it takes an average of 6-8 sessions.
Which University provides chiropractic education ?
The chiropractic profession is a newly developing field in our country. It is provided by Bahçeşehir University as master’s program
In which diseases is chiropractic applied?
Chiropractic, whose effectiveness has been proven by scientific studies, is preferred in the first place in every region of the world, especially in developed countries such as USA, Canada and Australia, especially in the treatment of spinal disorders, as it is a non-surgical, drug-free treatment method. Chiropractors focus on diseases caused by muscle, skeletal and nervous systems and the effect of these diseases on overall health.
• Waist, Neck, Back Pain
• Spinal and Cervical Disc Hernia
• Degenerative Disc Disease
• Tension type Headache, Migraine
• Lumbar Disc Hernia (Beginning Level)
• Nerve Compression (Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel)
• Sacroiliac Joint Pain
• Sports Injuries
• Posture Disorder
The possibilities of side effects of the methods used in the treatment of pain caused by the spine are as follows:
• Spine Surgeries: 1800 per million
• Neck Surgeries: 500 per million
• Simple Painkiller and Aspirin Usage: 153 per million
• Prescription Painkiller Medications: 53.6 per million
• Chiropractic Treatment: Less than 1 in 1 million (%0.000017)