Chiropractic is Unique
Chiropractors examine the spine to evaluate structure and function. This is what makes chiropractic different from other health care procedures. Our spinal column is a series of movable bones, which begin at the base of our skull and end in the center of our hips. Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves extend down the spine from the brain and exit through a series of openings. The nerves leave the spine and form a complicated network, which influences every living tissue in our body.
Stress, tension, overexertion, Accidents, falls, and countless other factors can result in a displacements or derangement of the spinal column, causing irritation to spinal nerve roots. Irritations of this nature are often what cause malfunctions in the human body. As Chiropractors, we believe that reducing or eliminating this irritation to spinal nerves can cause your body to operate more efficiently and more comfortably. in this manner chiropractors directly affect the health of the body.
In our clinic, we also places an emphasis on nutritional and exercise programs, wellness and lifestyle modifications for promoting physical and mental health. While chiropractors make no use of drugs or surgery, Doctors of chiropractic do refer patients for medical care when those interventions are indicated. In fact, chiropractors, medical doctors, physiotherapists and other health care professionals now work as partners in occupational health, sports medicine, and a wide variety of other rehabilitation practices.
Chiropractic is Safe
Records form insurance and court cases have constantly shown that chiropractic is the safest portal of entry health care available to the public today. Although no healthcare procedures are 100% safe, chiropractic stands on its record of safety and effectiveness unmatched in healthcare. To learn more about the safety record of chiropractic please visit the website Chiropractic Is Safe at www.chiropracticissafe.org.
Chiropractors are Doctors
Chiropractors receive extensive, demanding professional education on par with Medical doctors (MDs).
To receive the doctor of chiropractic degree, candidates must complete extensive undergraduate prerequisites and four years of graduate-level instruction and internship at an accredited chiropractic institution. Comprehensive knowledge of all systems of the body and diagnostic procedures enable the DC to thoroughly evaluate a patient, address disorders relating to the spine and determine the need for referral to another health care provider
Doctors of Chiropractic are primary health care providers.
In the United states, the Center for Studies in Health Policy States, “The DC can provide all three levels of primary care interventions and therefore is a primary care provider, as are MDs and DOs. The doctor of chiropractic is a gatekeeper to the health care system and an independent practitioner who provides primary care services. The DC’s office is a direct access portal of entry to the full scope of service.”
Chiropractic is a licensed health care profession
In the USA, chiropractors have been licensed and recognized for many decades in all States.
In Asia chiropractors are licensed in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and HongKong.
In Cambodia we are working with the Health Ministry to recognize and develop the chiropractic profession.
Chiropractic is based on sound scientific principles
The fact that the nervous system is the primary control mechanism of the body is an undisputed scientific fact. Its relationship with the spine is the focus of the practice of chiropractic. The spine develops in utero to provide two primary functions:
(1) Allow for of movement in the spine
(2) To house and protect the spinal cord. When the vertebrae of the spine become misaligned through trauma or repetitive injury, two major consequences will result:
(A) Motion of the spine becomes limited and
(B) Spinal nerves emerging from the spinal cord are compromised.