脊醫 (chiropractors) is used as a form of alternative medicine which is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones and joints), but more importantly the spine, that has not been verified. Advocates of this practice believe that these disorders affect the general health of a person via the nervous system. The technicians trained in this practice are known as chiropractors.
History of Chiropractic
Chiropractic was founded in 1895 by a Canadian known as Daniel David Palmer who apparently had no conventional medical training, and the practice was used as a health profession in the US at that time. The founder argued that the majority of human diseases are caused by misalignments of the spine which apply pressure on the surrounding nerves thus blocking the flow of natural energy throughout the body. “Subluxations” was the term he used to refer to these misalignments. Today, his ideas do not always form the basis on which chiropractors practice, but this varies widely among individual chiropractors.
Uses of chiropractic
Chiropractic is mainly used to treat conditions that are related to the spine such as neck or lower back pain. However, some chiropractors have claimed to have used this technique to successfully treat a wider range of conditions such as asthma, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), infant colic and many others.
Benefits of Chiropractic
One of the best factors about chiropractic is that the treatment is completely drug- free and surgery-free thus healing occurs naturally. Patients who have used this treatment have reported that the chiropractic benefits have helped to improve back pain, headaches, neck pain, ear infection, arthritis and joint pain, asthma, scoliosis, blood pressure, organ function, surgery prevention as well as healthy pregnancy.
At Tsim Sha Tsui Chiropractic Centre, we believe that the nervous system plays a huge role in our general health and it allows our bodies to effectively adapt to the environment, therefore we strive to solve any ailment that poses a danger to the nervous system through chiropractic. Our professional chiropractors are well trained in the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects these disorders pose on the nervous system and the general health of our patients. They have a specialist interest in the neck and back pain, and they also take the whole physical, emotional and social wellbeing of a patient into account during assessments.
Our chiropractors normally use a range of techniques to reduce pain, increase mobility and improve function. These techniques include manual treatment, hands-on manipulation of the spine, soft tissues and other joints, use of ice, heat, exercise, ultrasound and acupuncture. They also offer care packages such as therapeutic exercises, advice on self-help, posture and lifestyle changes. Most of the ailments that we commonly encounter include neck and back pain, lower back pains, headaches, arm and leg numbness, and many other musculoskeletal as well as non-musculoskeletal conditions.
We provide the highest standards of chiropractic care in Hong Kong to help our patients regain health and well being. Call us to make an appointment or visit our website at tstcc.hk for more information.