What You Need to Know About Chiropractors

Chiropractors are chiropractic physicians who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of spine disorders. A chiropractor is a term derived from Greek words "chiro" meaning hand and "tractor" meaning practitioner. A chiropractor's hands-on care includes spinal adjustments that help to relieve pain, improve joint mobility and reduce stress on the nervous system. They also use therapeutic exercises and soft tissue therapies to address issues involving muscles, ligaments, joints, or tendons which may have been caused by accidents or overuse but can also be related to other causes such as arthritis or scoliosis. Learn information about Columbus, OH.  

A chiropractor will usually listen carefully when you tell them about your symptoms so they can determine what might be causing your pain. They may also take a look at your posture and range of motion, check for signs of stress on the spine or muscle imbalances in the body and examine your spinal column as well as other parts of your back to see if there is any damage present which could lead to pain. Discover facts about Get Relief, Overcome Pain: Find a Chiropractor.

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In order to diagnose what might be causing you, pain chiropractors use x-rays (radiographs) where they can get a detailed view of bones, joints ,and discs inside, MRI scan that uses magnetic waves instead of radiation like regular X-rays do, and myelography using contrast agents injected into the fluid around the spinal cord to highlight problems with nerves.