Chiropractic is a healthcare profession focusing on musculoskeletal disorders and their effects on the nervous system and general health. Chiropractors diagnose and treat physiological and mechanical disorders of the human locomotor system, particularly neuromuscular skeletal disorders, and provide advice on preventing these disorders. This type of care is worldwide provided, with many studies demonstrating its effectiveness on back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the limbs, and headaches, often, showing better results than pain relief medication. Besides, considering the abuse of opioids in the USA, the recommendations by the health authorities promote first physical therapies rather than chemical therapies.
Chiropractic suits everyone regardless of their age, from children to seniors, and conditions. It obviously helps sedentary people, homemakers, office workers or pregnant ladies, but also athletes, sports professionals, gym goers or builders. Accordingly, the treatment will be suited to each person using different modalities and techniques, providing many benefits. Chiropractors excel in relieving the symptoms and, more importantly, treating the cause of the problem to recover faster and better. This is because they received five-year college training, including a year of internship and developed a profound knowledge of spine disorders. Importantly, they practice a hands-on approach, recognised as safe, without medication. Their technical skills include adjustments (type of mobilisations) and soft tissue techniques to release the spine and muscles. New Zealand made the headlines in the world, guaranteeing the public the chiropractic standards. The official Commission of Inquiry into Chiropractic concluded that chiropractors in New Zealand are careful and skilled. They also advocated that registered practitioners' chiropractic care does not show an unusual degree of risk.