Would you go on chiropractor treatment? Do you think that they can be helpful? Before you answer those questions, let us explain a few things.
First of all what is really chiropractic? – It is a form of alternative medicine that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of unproven mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system (especially the spine), with believing that those disorders can affect the general health via the nervous system.
And chiropractic treatment is a non-surgical treatment of the disorders of the nervous system as well as the musculoskeletal system. The chiropractor will give treat you with manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.
In the United States, Australia and Canada the chiropractic is well established and it is constructed with manual-therapy professions such as physical therapy, osteopathy and massage therapy. People that seek chiropractic care are usually with neck and back pain. Many chiropractors also believe that spinal manipulation can have a positive effect on many ailments such as asthma and irritable bowel syndrome. Chiropractors in the United States are not licensed to perform major surgery or to write medical prescriptions.
Risks and benefits from chiropractor
There is also veterinary chiropractic where the manual therapies are applied on animals. This kind of chiropractic is in 40 US states.
In 2012 a systematic review concluded that no accurate assessment of risk-benefit exists for cervical manipulation. Many chiropractors believe that many people do not evaluate the potential benefits of the spinal manipulation.
Those are some short facts about chiropractic. Depending on those facts, can you answer the questions above? If you still can’t then we have a video for you.
See this amazing video
On the video you can see a back cracking technique performed by a chiropractor named Dr. Gabriele Benedetti. He is from Italy and the technique is performed on a young female patient that was dealing with a difference in her ankle length. With applying chiropractic adjustment to align her spine, the Italian chiropractor solved the problem of this young woman. This video went viral and was spread so fast across the world. It has almost 2 million views on YouTube. The video is 2 minutes long and you can see how the Italian chiropractor preforms that back technique. He starts with placing the patient in variety of positions so he can align her back. Since we mentioned that he is Italian, he is explaining the technique on his native language – Italian. With watching what the chiropractor is doing to the patient you will think that it is painful and dangerous, but the interesting fact is that it is completely painless.
But many people say that his video has spread so fast not because of the back technique, but because of the fact that the female patient is not wearing anything except her underwear. According to Daily Star, that is true, but what do you think? Watch the video below and feel free to write your opinion in the comments.