In alternative medicine, demand is on the rise. This patient trend creates new challenge for the physicians as parents may by then be mixing alternative medicine or considering it to treat their children. Therefore, it is essential that physicians are aware of the various types of alternative treatments and those that are used the most. This article discusses chiropractic care for children, evaluates the current scientific literature and provides a practical method for the physician whose pediatric patient is already using or interested in chiropractic. You can put your trust in a chiropractor for this matter.
A history of chiropractic
Although spinal manipulation is used as a treatment since ancient Greece, chiropractic is a relatively new discipline, established in 1895. It derives from “energetic” healing traditions that are commonplace with the eclectic clientele of American physicians. This practice has evolved at a time when patients were looking for drug-free treatments in preference to traditional drugs with toxic potential. DD Palmer, an American magnetic healer, was convinced that diseases are often caused by subluxations of the vertebrae, responsible for interrupting nerve impulses, and that by correcting these subluxations, the body can heal on its own. This belief remains an important precept of chiropractic.
The philosophy of chiropractic
During the evolution of chiropractic, various schools of thought and practice emerged. A debate continues both within and outside the chiropractic profession to determine whether this discipline should be considered a non-surgical musculoskeletal discipline or a general alternative to traditional medicine. Chiropractors agree, however, that the primary goal of chiropractic is to improve health through manipulation of the spine and other natural means of stimulating the innate healing power of the body through the system. nervous. They also believe that a musculoskeletal disorder must be identified before initiating treatment.…