Many health professionals particularly the physicians were partial about chiropractic. The early years of existence of chiropractic was met with criticisms and often involved in controversies regarding its practice and its role in the world of alternative medicine.
However, in the years that followed since its founding 1895, more and more medical professionals have come to accept the medical philosophy that it espouses in treating the patients. The growth of the chiropractic was fueled in part by the growing interest of the people seeking alternative medication for various illness that are not physically invasive. Its growth was also attributed by the fact that it is cost-effective and safe if done skillfully.
The spinal cord is the usual target of chiropractic treatment. It involves the manipulation of the different nerves along the spine by pressing or kneading the whole length of the spinal cord. This procedure is commonly performed in all chiropractic treatment to adjust or align the vertebrae in their proper place to allow the neurological communications between the brain and cells (and other vital organs such as tissues and muscles), flow smoothly without disruptions.
Chiropractic practitioners or chiropractors believe that all illnesses and other pains in the body are caused by the misalignments of the vertebrae along the spinal column. These misalignments are thought to have blocked the passage or flow of vital communications between the brain and the different cells of the body through neurotransmitters.
The holistic approach of the chiropractic treatment is a controversial topic for years. However, as years went by, more and more medical professionals have recognized it as a valid form of treatment that employs professional skills. Chiropractic practitioners believe that everything surrounding us affects our health. Some orthopedics, in many ways, also practices chiropractic and they are strong adherents to homeostasis, a system that concerns internal self-regulation within a body. The belief that our body has the ability to heal itself from various ailments that affect our health.