Dr. Karl Jawhari on Chiropractic Medicine
Chiropractic medicine, chiropractic care or sometimes just chiropractic is a type of alternative medicine that aims to provide relief from chronic pain, usually caused by tissue injury, according to Dr. Karl Jawhari, Doctor of Chiropractic (DC).
A little background on treatment methods:
Dr. Karl Jawhari shares that the goal of chiropractic care is to help patients find relief from their chronic bodily pains without the use of Western medicine. To put it another way, it’s a drug-free type of treatment. The primary chiropractic treatment employed is spinal manipulation, also known as spinal adjustment or chiropractic adjustment.
The chiropractor may require one to several sessions, depending on the patient’s specific condition, says Dr. Karl Jawhari. Conditions treated by chiropractic medicine include chronic lower back pain, joint pains, migraines or chronic headaches, and neck pain.
The chiropractor will first determine the exact injury as well as its extent through evaluation, which includes imaging tests. This initial evaluation and analysis will help the chiropractor determine the patient’s treatment plan. When a condition calls for more extensive treatments, which could include Western medicine, the chiropractor will make such recommendation to the patient. Sometimes, the patient is sent by his or her doctor to combine Western methods with chiropractic treatment to help aid the patient’s recovery.
With chronic pain, the most common go-to relief is OTC pain medication which, when taken for long periods, could either lose their effect or harm the patient’s kidneys. Chronic pain sufferers may find longer-lasting relief from spinal manipulation, says Dr. Karl Jawhari. In general, when the spine is re-aligned, the patient feels relief from their chronic neck and back pain or other musculoskeletal-related pains or injuries.
Often, too, says Dr. Karl Jawhari, patients who have been told that surgery is their only or best option find that spinal manipulation has restored their mobility and have subsequently improved their quality of life.
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