Combining the principles of neurology, biomechanics, orthopaedics and neurophysiology, manual therapy has been a very effective therapeutic method since ancient times. Let us consider in detail the features of various techniques of this method, the problems they solve, as well as factors that affect the cost of chiropractic treatment sessions.
The word “manual” comes from the Greek manus – hand. In simple terms, the manual therapy is the impact of the therapist’s hands on the patient’s body. Many people confuse chiropractic therapy and massage, but the difference between them is enormous. The masseur works only with soft tissues, and the chiropractor works on the joints and intervertebral disks, as well as internal organs. Massage can be just a pleasant relaxing procedure, but chiropractic therapy is a serious treatment and the result is not the temporary disappearance of symptoms, but a complete healing. However, a systematic course of chiropractic treatment may also include a therapeutic massage.
What does chiropractic therapy do?
Chiropractic therapy is primarily designed to treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system as well as internal organs. The main indications for this type of therapy are osteochondrosis, intervertebral hernia and lesions of various segments of the spinal column. Several sessions of manual therapy may bring noticeable relief in some manifestations of vascular dystonia, headaches and dizziness, gastrointestinal disorders and other painful conditions.