Chiropractors In Queens
Chiropractric Care - Back Pain Doctors & Neck Pain Doctors In Queens
September 23, 2010 / Long Island City / Queens Health / Queens Buzz. Chiropractic care is most frequently used to address muscle and skeletal misalignments. Chiropractors are licensed to make ‘adjustments’ to their patients muscular / skeletal frames with the intent to bring the body / skeleton back into alignment to enable the body to heal itself. Chiropractic care is based on the assumption that bodily misalignments can negatively affect the general health of the patient.
Chiropractic Healthcare In Queens
Queens is home to upwards of one hundred licensed chiropractors. Nationwide chiropractors are the third largest healthcare related profession, behind doctors and dentists. In Queens, as in most places, chiropractors work out of rented or owned offices. The most important equipment they use is their hands, guided by their knowledge and training about the human muscle / skeletal framework. The photo to your right [and the one at the end of this report] are from a set of anatomy posters created by Thomas W. Myers and published by Churchill Livingstone.
All chiropractic offices we visited in Queens have beds or specialty cots designed to hold the patient is a relaxed position for chiropractic adjustments. Some chiropractors use warming devices to relax the muscular tissues prior to making the adjustment, some use hot towels and many simply use their hands to relax an area of the body prior to making the adjustment.
Chiropractic Care In Queens – Education & Approach
Chiropractors attend school to learn about the muscle tissue within the body as well as the skeletal structure of the body and how they interact. They use this knowledge to diagnose misalignments of their patients and then work to correct the alignment. The positive impact on one’s health is based on the premise that the body has a native intelligence and will heal itself. This premise is also found in homeopathic and holistic approaches to health.
Chiropractic care began in the late 18th century and its approach to health has been debated ever since. Throughout the past few decades however, chiropractic care has made gains and today many, but by no means all, insurance companies provide coverage of chiropractic therapies. There is some overlap between physical therapy, massage therapy and chiropractic therapy.
Queens Chiropractors – Gateway To Alternative Medicine
The premise that the body will heal itself has lead many chiropractors into the exploration of alternative medicines. Many have educated themselves about nutrition, vitamin supplements, Chinese acupuncture and the body’s energy centers as identified in Indian yoga. They take a naturalistic approach to health and healing, which is in alignment with new age thinking, and at times at odds, with traditional western medicine.
Modern Healthcare / Alternative Healthcare In Queens
In ancient China a doctor was paid all the while a patient was well. Payments discontinued when the patient fell ill, as the doctor had failed to help the patient maintain proper health.
Today it’s well known, but not commonly practiced, that one can maintain good health by proper diet, nutrition, exercise and proper stress management. Within the past few decades, four primary causes of illness / death were identified, including: 1) use of tobacco, 2) drug and alcohol abuse, 3) obesity and 4) stress. The loss of good health affects one entire outlook on life.
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