Chiropractic physicians treat and help prevent musculoskeletal disorders through hands-on diagnosis and treatment, primarily through manual therapy, which may include manipulation of the spine, joints, and soft tissue.
A Brief History of Chiropractic
The basis of chiropractic care dates back to Ancient Greece and China. Hippocrates, the Greek physician, once wrote, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases.” In the late 1800s, chiropractic took root in the United States and developed over the years to become one of the most popular means of treating spine and joint-related issues.
Subluxations: Relax, Those Aren’t Bones Cracking
If your spine’s vertebrae become misaligned, these are called “subluxations.” When this occurs, the spinal joints can’t move properly. This can lead to pain that can be relieved with a chiropractic adjustment. Adjustments are known to make a noise that you might think is your bones cracking, but this is simply not true. The sound you hear is actually the releasing of gas from the joint as it is opened. In general, the procedure is painless and most patients feel considerably better following an appointment with an experienced chiropractor.
Chiropractic as Sports Medicine
Chiropractic treatment is a favorite of athletes for injury treatment and prevention. If you are seeking treatment for a sports-related injury that involves back, head, neck, shoulder or joint pain, chiropractic care may help get you back to peak performance quickly and without surgery.
Visions HealthCare chiropractor Eric Roseen, D.C., was inspired to enter the field following his experience as athlete. He understands the unique spine and joint-related issues that athletes need to resolve in order to compete at the highest levels.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Roseen by calling Visions HealthCare at 781-431-1333. Consider subscribing if you would like to receive Dr. Roseen’s educational email newsletter.