Chiropractic is an ancient art and science, dating all the way back to Hippocrates, and proven effective in treating a host of ailments. The practice has never stopped evolving, though, and today’s chiropractic adjustment uses tools far beyond anything the early practitioners could have imagined. Using the latest technologies in chiropractic care, practitioners are able to offer more precise care, for more effective relief of patients’ medical concerns.
- X-rays were among the first modern tools used in chiropractic care. Back in the 1900s, when x-rays were the cutting edge of technology, chiropractors were able to use them not only to diagnose problems, but also to show what they were seeing to the patients themselves. Today, x-rays are much more advanced than they used to be, using far lower levels of radiation and yielding much clearer images, making them an even better diagnostic tool.
- Chiropractic tables have a variety of uses. Table adjustments can be performed with special tables that feature a “drop piece”, allowing for a lighter adjustment than can be achieved through the twisting of manual adjustment. Other tables used in chiropractic care include spinal decompression tables to relieve the pressure of herniated discs and other spinal conditions, and flexion-distraction tables to counter-balance patients and alleviate low back pain.
- Lasers may sound like science fiction, but they’re an important part of chiropractic technology. Laser therapy, including cold laser therapy, uses wavelengths of light to improve healing time, reduce pain, increase circulation, and decrease swelling. Approved by the FDA, laser therapy can alleviate conditions including back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, migraines, and much more.
In addition to these tools, chiropractors use many other diagnostic and treatment instruments, designed to offer non-invasive, effective relief from a wide array of medical concerns. What’s the next big breakthrough in chiropractic technology? It’s impossible to say, but one thing is certain: chiropractic care will continue to improve, as chiropractors embrace each new state of the art scientific breakthrough.
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