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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is the 3rd largest healthcare profession in the world. The term chiropractic originates from the latin origin "to treat by hand". Chiropractic is a regulated health profession specialising in the diagnosis and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions (nerve, muscle, joint). The foundation principle of chiropractic was based on the role of the spine played in the function of the nervous system. While this still holds true, chiropractic care has further expanded its study in overall biomechanics of not just the spine but whole body mechanics. To become a Doctor of Chiropractic, it takes a minimum of 7 years of undergraduate and postgraduate education. Chiropractic is a licensed and regulated health profession in majority of the developed world, but unfortunately it is still unregulated in India. Due to this fact, there are many unqualified individuals using the title of Chiropractors. It is advised to seek caution and ask your Chiropractor to reproduce their registration certificate of the Indian Association of Chiropractic Doctors (IACD) as well as have their clinic details listed on Failure to reproduce the above credentials should be of concern. While chiropractic doctors specialise in a variety of treatment modalities, including exercise, nutrition, pain modalities, the chiropractic adjustment is considered their true differentiating factor.  

The Chiropractic Adjustment is a drug-free, non-invasive, controlled high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) procedure performed by a Doctor of Chiropractic mostly by hand with its primary goal which is to treat areas of decreased motion in the joints of the body, particularly the spine. This decreased motion can create a reaction in surrounding tissues (ligaments, muscles, nerves) resulting in pain, dysfunction and muscular spasm. The chiropractic adjustment helps restore motion to the joint, reduces muscle tightness or spasm and leads to an endorphin release, as a whole reducing pain and improving mobility.

It is considered a controlled act and requires 4 years of postgraduate doctorate level intensive training prior to treating patients. Health professionals who claim to provide Chiropractic Adjustments or Manipulation without the appropriate training can cause injury and must be used with discretion.

After a thorough history and examination which includes a neurological screening, orthopedic testing as well as static and motion palpation, Dr. Bajaj will determine if a Chiropractic Adjustment is required for the management of your condition. Treatment plans can range from a single session to perhaps 2 dozen depending on the chronicity and severity of your condition. Frequency may range from several times a week to perhaps preventive care which may be once or twice a year.

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