Chiropractic Medicine is one of those newly invented techniques in medical sciences.
It essentially deals with the pathologies related to the Musculo-Skeletal System.
Musculo-Skeletal System includes the building blocks on the human body i.e. Anatomy, designing the basic structure of a body. It includes:
- Other Soft Tissues
Chiropractic Medicine can be regarded as an alternative to Physiotherapy.
Though essentially, the interventions used by either fields are more or less similar.
Chiropractic Medicine, though related to the entire Musculo Skeletal System, has key specializations in management of Spine.
Anatomically, Human Spine consists of 4 Regions:
Cervical Region (i.e. Neck)
Thoracic Region (i.e. Upper Back)
Lumbar Region (i.e. Lower Back)
Sacral & Coccygeal Region (i.e. Pelvic Region/Buttocks)
The Cervical Region Consists of 7 Cervical Vertebrae, Thoracic Region consists of 12 Thoracic Vertebrae; The Lumbar Region consists of 5 Lumbar Vertebrae, whereas the Sacral Region consists of 5 vertebrae fused into 1 single bone. The Coccyx is a fused bone of 3 individual vertebrae.
Each of the above described anatomical regions in the human spine have a characteristic curve, which might be disturbed in the due course of life.
Earlier, there was a notion that any postural deformity related to the spine has a direct and due effect on the nervous system. Pertaining to this fact, Chiropractic Medicine aims at maintaining the structural specificity of these curves, and to treat the necessary ailments so as to prevent any postural deficit.