Should You Visit a Chiropractor?
The need for treatment can arise from injury at the workplace or business premises. Chiropractors treat conditions such as back and neck pain, headaches and a wide of range ailments in the skeleton and muscular systems of the human body.
Musculoskeletal pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Many adults seek treatment as a result of aging, repetitive use of limbs or something that may have happened while at work; sometimes it may be due to an injury while on the way to or back home from the workplace.
Adults involved in stressful occupations and activities and repetitively strain the spine and its supporting ligaments and muscles. It is noticed that in Malaysia, such need has increased with more people seeking chiropractic care.
As a new chiropractic patient, you may be wondering how it will work out. The first spinal, or chiropractic, adjustment may be scary. Many people are anxious because they associate a spinal adjustment with old, painful cracking techniques.
While the old fashioned popping technique is not preferred, highly effective methods will surely improve your spinal health and reduce nervous system interference. Because the healing process affects each person differently, there is no proven way to know for sure how your body will respond to your first treatment.
But take solace in that the relief and healing effects of chiropractic care are most often felt almost instantaneously after your first chiropractic adjustment.
A chiropractor takes note of the medical history, performs a physical examination and may order some lab tests or diagnostic imaging to determine the appropriate treatment for the reported ailment. This may involve one or more manual adjustments in which the joints are manipulated, in some cases by using a controlled sudden force to improve the range and quality of motion.
Many chiropractors also incorporate nutritional counseling and exercise into the treatment plan. Chiropractic care includes rehabilitation process to restore the function of the affected part and prevent further damage. Chiropractic care is generally considered a safe, effective treatment for the musculoskeletal injury.
We Malaysians are becoming increasingly sedentary, especially at the workplace. Using computers to do nearly everything makes us ‘sitting ducks’! The modern lifestyle includes less exercise and more eating – sumptuous Malaysian food is available round the clock.
Hanging on to the overhead rail everyday while commuting to and back from work can be a major contributor to back pain, that will need the attention of a chiropractor. Long hours in the car, especially in the driver’s seat negotiating the perennial traffic is another reason for the visit to the chiropractor.
Chiropractic treatment, physiotherapy and gym training are quite similar. All include regular visits, at least once a week, and the use of specialized equipment while attended to by professionals. The combined beneficial impact is the number one reason one chooses the offered care collaboratively. Proven methods of effective procedures are incorporated into a holistic treatment plan to achieve desired results.
Physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment is provided by regulated practitioners, who often work as a multi-disciplinary team in hospitals, clinics, gym centers and sometimes, the workplace. They help improve the health and wellbeing of workers so that they can do their jobs efficiently and effectively.
They have a role in proactively promoting health and well-being in the work environment and can improve the safety, comfort and performance of the working population. This reduces accidents and sickness absence, and helps to improve productivity and performance.
There are significant benefits for both employers and employees in suitable facilities in the workplace. By tackling problems or potential problems early on, the likelihood of them becoming long lasting is reduced.
This improves the health and wellbeing of the working population, helps people stay at work and translates into cost saving for companies. The cost of medical leave sickness absence to businesses and the economy has always been of concern.
The Malaysian SOCSO scheme provides coverage and protection for employees who suffers from employment injury. This means that a personal injury to an employee caused by accident or an occupational disease in the course of his employment in an industry is covered.
Many medical insurance plans also provide similar but enhanced coverage. It would be a good idea to choose one that applies to chiropractic needs as well.