Concerned with the mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and management of neuro – musculo – skeletal conditions that are due to mechanical disfunction of the joints and muscles.
The term Chiropractic literally means "done by hand" and works as a natural and complementary healthcare solution. It incorporates a hands–on, drug – free, surgery – free approach to health. It works first to understand the cause and source of your complaint. The treatment involves safe, gentle and specific manipulation of the spine and other areas of your body to unlock joints that are not moving correctly, to ensure greater and improved movement and to relieve pain. This allows your body to use its own healing ability correctly and effectively creating a healthy balance for a physically fit future.
Once the chiropractor has diagnosed the complaint, he will recommend a treatment plan. This will most likely include manipulation, soft tissue therapies and other techniques such as ice, ultrasound, interferential current (IFC) or electrotherapies, and exercise to enhance results.
Chiropractic is a healing option in the treatment and management of :
Chiropractors in South Africa, listed according to their areas.