There are a variety of reasons to visit and be treated by a chiropractor. Most commonly, visits to the chiropractor are due to pain in the bones and joints of the extremities, problems with the spinal column, and treatment for whiplash-related injuries after an accident. What makes a chiropractors techniques more effective than, say, Yoga or self-stretching? It is in the structure and knowledge of how the musculoskeletal and nervous systems is set up and how they communicate, especially with regard to the spine and all of its nerves and canals.
There are six commonly used structural techniques used by chiropractors for a variety of conditions. They are manual skilled maneuvers that help with manipulation and mobilization of structures and fluids to treat tissue disorders, reduce pain and swelling, and increase range of motion that is often lost with bony and joint conditions.
The Six Main Chiropractic Structural Techniques
The technique used will depend on the problem area, the chiropractors comfort using the techniques, and the overall severity of the condition. In any case, these techniques generally have better results than self-stretching or self-treatment because they are targeted and specialized to deal with the complexity of the entire musculoskeletal and nervous systems.