WHAT PROBLEMS DO PEOPLE CONSULT A CHIROPRACTOR?

The goal of chiropractic care is to allow the optimal functioning of the nervous system by correcting joint blockages and nerve irritation. Most patients consult for musculoskeletal disorders and their consequences on the nervous system such as back pain ( Sciatica, Back pain, Shoulder pain, cervicalgia, migraines or headaches, tension, Arnold neuralgia, etc.), headaches (migraines, headaches).


IS CHIROPRAXY EFFECTIVE?

Yes. Chiropractic has become the third health profession in the world specially in belgium since its inception just one hundred years ago. This is because of its effectiveness and the results observed by patients.


WHAT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHIROPRACTORS AND OSTEOPATHES WHO MANIPULATE?

Several differences: First, the goal of a chiropractic adjustment is not only to mobilize articulation by manipulation, but also and above all to intervene on the nervous system to stimulate it. The other major difference is in training: all chiropractors have a six-year full-time training that leads to the title of doctor in Chiropractic, in countries where the professin is recognized. In Belgium the title of osteopath is too often obtained by following short courses such as internship weekends (except for a few osteopathic doctors who have studied lobbies.


WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC NEUROLOGY?

Like medical and dental studies, chiropractic studies can lead to specialties such as neurology, radiology, pediatrics, sports, orthopedics, etc. The specialty in neurology focuses on the analysis, diagnosis and treatment of functional neurological problems with chiropractic application. The training time for a specialization in chiropractic neurology is 3 years after graduation from chiropractor.


WHAT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHIROPRACTORS AND OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS?

Chiropractic is a natural health profession that does not use drugs or surgeries. In all the countries where Chiropractic is recognized, chiropractors are first contact health professionals, that is to say that they have to make a diagnosis to then treat or possibly refer to another specialist.


ARE CHIROPRACTORS PHYSICIANS?

Chiropractors are not allopathic doctors. However, in countries where chiropractic is recognized (United States, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, New Zealand, England, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, etc.), chiropractors have the status of Doctor of Chiropractic (or Doctor of Chiropractic). ) as well as doctors of medicine.


I HAVE A HERNIE DISCALE, CAN I CONSULT A CHIROPRACTOR FOR THAT?

There are different categories of herniated discs. In the vast majority of cases, chiropractic adjustments are effective and advisable. However, it is possible that advanced disc herniation requires surgery. Your chiropractor in collaboration with your doctor can advise you on this subject.


CAN I GO ONCE ONCE?

You are free to choose your care. However, you may need more than one visit: first, to eliminate symptoms, reduce joint blockages and sequelae, and treat the problem; and then for care and prevention that would keep the body at an optimal level.