How Chiropractors are Uniquely Qualified to Offer Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression therapy has been gaining traction as an effective and simple treatment for conditions such as chronic back or neck pain, and patients across the country have been seeing results. While there are many different types of medical practices that can and do benefit from offering non-surgical spinal decompression, chiropractors are in a unique position to leverage spinal decompression for their patients. Here’s how:
1. Chiropractors Know the Spine
One of the greatest advantages that chiropractors have in leveraging non-surgical spinal decompression for their practice is their extensive expertise about the musculoskeletal system, and especially the spine. Healthcare practitioners who are intimately familiar with the goals and techniques of chiropractic understand the spine’s importance to a person’s health, and the benefits of treating pain at its source.
Spinal decompression offers chiropractors cutting-edge technology to better serve their patients. Devices like spinal decompression tables offer treatments that, like manual therapy, are completely customizable to each condition and each individual patient. Unlike manual spinal manipulation, however, non-surgical spinal decompression provides a consistent, measurable, and repeatable stretch on the spine and reduces the physical burden on the practitioner, ensuring their wellness as well as that of their patient.
2. Chiropractors Understand Their Clients
Chiropractors and their patients share a passion and an interest in natural healing, and this point of connection helps the practitioner understand how to best treat their client. People are willing to look to chiropractic for treatment: about 20% of adults in the US have sought chiropractic care, most commonly for neck or lower back pain. Finding and implementing the best in treatments and therapies is part of that understanding.
For effective spinal decompression therapy, the practitioner has to know and understand the unique needs of their patient. Each treatment should be able to be customized to the patient’s specific needs, and the practitioner should be aware of the patient’s limits as far as the duration and extent of stretch applied to the spine. Understanding how to use the tools for spinal decompression is only part of a successful treatment -- understanding the client is much harder to teach.
3. Chiropractors Specialize in Holistic Treatments
One of the reasons that patients choose chiropractic therapies is because of the holistic approach chiropractors take towards the treatment of chronic conditions, pain, and mechanical disorders. They know that the results they achieve are a direct result of collaboration between themselves, their bodies, and their chiropractor, and this natural process of healing is good for their entire being.
Non-surgical spinal decompression complements what chiropractors are already offering. It is a low risk therapy that, done correctly, does not cause the patient any discomfort during or after the treatment. It does not require drug-based or surgical intervention, and often achieves fantastic results in patients for whom other treatments and therapies have failed to produce improvement or even worsened their condition. It can be used in conjunction with other therapies, such as ultrasound, light, acoustic compression, and cold or heat treatments.
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