Chiropractic is a complementary and alternative health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.
How is Chiropractic treatment performed?Chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues. Chiropractic treatment also includes including exercising, health and lifestyle counselling.
What are the main groups of Chiropractic therapy?Ciropractic treatment has two main groups:
1. "straights", now the minority, emphasize vitalism, innate intelligence and spinal adjustments, and consider vertebral subluxations to be the cause of all disease.
2. "mixers", the majority, are more open to mainstream views and conventional medical techniques, such as exercise, massage, and ice therapy.
Chiropractic overlaps with other manual-therapy professions, including massage therapy, osteopathy, and physical therapy.
Which conditions can be treated by Chiropractic Therapy?Chiropractic can be used for a wide range of health problems from arthritis, headaches, and back and neck pain to chronic fatigue and digestive ailments.
Which learning disorders can be treated by Chiropractic Therapy?Chiropractic care may offer significant benefits to children suffering from learning disabilities and dyslexia. Chiropractic care may help improve various cognitive abilities which are essential for learning.
Chiropractic care has potential benefits in the field of learning disorders and other so-called mental disorders such as ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorders and even autism.
What are the reasons for learning disorders according to Chiropractic Therapy?Children suffering from learning disabilities have parts of their brain not functioning adequately or are delayed in their development. Among those dysfunctional areas is a small part located at the back of the brain called the cerebellum. The cerebellum plays a vital role in learning. It helps the brain coordinate and integrate the various sensory information, as well as to increase the processing speed of the brain.
Numerous factors can affect the proper development of the brain, including maternal stress during pregnancy, traumatic birth, poor diet, and sedentary lifestyle.
How can Chiropractic Therapy help in the treatement of Learning Disorders?According to chiropractors the only source of constant stimulation to the brain comes from the spine and the postural muscles constantly adjust to the force of gravity. If the daily physical stresses of life cause misalignments in the spine called vertebral subluxations, the brain is not adequately stimulated. This can cause problems throughout the body.
Chiropractic adjustments, can improve the function of the spine and strongly stimulate nerve pathways to the cerebellum and other parts of the brain. In the case of children, this may, in turn, help brain functions necessary for learning.