Finding Your Solutions for the Pain Relief
The value of chiropractic lies in the possibility of treating infants less than six months as well as children, adolescents, adults, pregnant women and the elderly. As a part of the pain relief the experts are there. On the other hand, there are certain contraindications:
- Bone abnormality, cancer, tumor, hematoma, acute fracture and infection
- Osteoporosis and any disease that weakens the bones, tendons, ligaments or veins
- Frank disc herniation with sudden neurological deficit or when treatment worsens the symptomatology
Ponytail syndrome: symptoms related to compression of the nerves making up the terminal part of the spinal cord commonly known as a ponytail.
How does the first chiropractic consultation take place?
During the first consultation, the chiropractor formerly called a chiropractor questions his patient about his general state of health, his health problems, his pain and his medical history. At the end of this interrogation, he performs a detailed physical examination of the affected regions, assesses posture, and performs orthopedic or neurological tests. If necessary, he can, in order to complete his diagnosis, ask for x-rays, laboratory examinations, or even electrophysiological examinations in a specialized center.
During the second visit, the chiropractor explains the possible care in the short and long term. In the short term, he will perform manual relief treatments or using specialized tools. In the long term, he will propose a postural or functional rehabilitation program for preventive purposes to maintain the patient’s health in an optimal manner. Two to three days after the chiropractic session, the patient may feel tired, aches, pain, or exaggeration of symptoms. These manifestations are linked to a completely normal physiological reaction.
How to choose your chiropractor?
According to data from the Chiropractic Association, there are around 1,400 chiropractors. Regardless of the country, chiropractors receive similar training, with a Doctor of Chiropractic diploma. The Franco-European Institute of Chiropractic is the only one accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). These cases ensure the application of training standards. If delivers the only recognized training in France, with a compulsory duration of 5 years, with 4,960 hours and 15 months of consultations within the IFEC clinical centers.
The AFC has a directory of chiropractors listing practitioners who have graduated from an accredited school in France or abroad. Like all health professionals, chiropractors are registered with regional health agencies (ARS).
Duration and price of a chiropractic session
The first chiropractic consultation is always longer because of the preliminary interview. For the following sessions, it will take between 15 and 30 minutes depending on the recommended care. Five to ten chiropractic sessions are required on average, but this obviously varies depending on the case and the reaction to the treatment proposed by your practitioner. A chiropractic session costs between 35 and 80 dollars and is not reimbursed by Medicare. However, some mutual cover all or part of the costs.
The benefits of chiropractic
In all cases, through chiropractic adjustment, muscle therapy, exercise prescriptions and lifestyle advice, healing of certain ailments is possible and recurrences are greatly reduced. The benefits of chiropractic are little known and surprising and beyond the reduction of ailments, chiropractic also acts on sleep, immunity, energy, digestion, breathing and improvement of sports performance.
A study conducted, a chiropractor in the United Kingdom, on 102 patients initially consulted for headaches notes in particular: A reduction in the state of nervousness, procrastination, disturbances of concentration, memory or speech in more than 50% of the cases, as well as an improvement in mood, an increase in the desire to socialize and libido in 70 to 80% of the cases after 9 weeks of treatment.