Chiropractic Treatment and Chiropractic Tables

Chiropractic is a health and fitness discipline which involves diagnosis and treatment of any nerve, muscle, bone, joint, or tissue disorder (disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system). The chiropractic practice focuses on the relationship between structure (principally the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the defense and restoration of health. Chiropractic treatment has been found to be beneficial in curing back pain and other spinal problems to countless patients. Chiropractic doctors believe major cause of pain and disease is when the bones in the spine (vertebrae) are not correctly aligned (i.e. a subluxation). Chiropractic treatment involves treating these subluxations by a combination of techniques including applied pressure, massage, and manual manipulation of the vertebrae and joints (called adjustments). By employing these techniques and by using some equipment like a chiropractic table, chiropractors are often able to lessen pressure and irritation on the nerves and restore joint mobility. Chiropractic treatment has also been found beneficial in curing headaches, migraine, slipped disc and many others.

Chiropractic tables are specialized section of medical equipment used in chiropractic cure. Some special needs have to be taken in care while designing the tables which chiropractors use to treat their clients, and several firms make chiropractic tables particularly for this purpose, although some chiropractic doctors use massage tables and other equipment for their patients. Students at chiropractic schools learn how to use a table efficiently, and they are given tips for selecting the best table.

When a patient visits a chiropractic clinic for treatment, the chiropractor usually asks the patient to walk around, so that the chiropractic doctor can judge the patient’s musculoskeletal system, and the chiropractor also interviews the patient to know about the problem that brought the patient into the chiropractic office. The chiropractor then has the patient climb onto a chiropractic table for treatment, and it includes making use of the right table, or the treatment could be difficult to perform or will be less effective for the patient.

From the patient’s viewpoint, a chiropractic table must be comfortable. Chiropractic tables are commonly padded to make the patients feel comfortable on the surface, and they include supports like head rests to keep the patient’s body in a relaxed and balanced state. The chiropractic doctor wants a table that can be adjusted to a comfortable height for job, and the table must also be adjusted to conform to the patient’s body. If the patient’s body is out of position on the table, it can be complex to give chiropractic care, and the patient may be accidentally injured, making adjustability of the table critical. Chiropractic table has a number of adjustable elements which let the practitioner to raise and lower different areas of the table. These adjustments can make the patient more relaxed than before, present particular areas of the body for treatment, or support the chiropractic adjustments that the practitioner makes to the patient’s musculoskeletal system. Some tables work on hydraulics such that they can be easily raised and lowered, enabling the patient to easily mount the table, and the chiropractor to adjust the height as required.

In addition to concerning about patient comfort, chiropractic tables must also support safety of the patient. In general the table is covered with a fresh sheet or slipcover for each new patient, for avoiding transfer of pathogens between patients and the movable elements of the table are constructed carefully to avoid accidentally injuring a patient. The table’s design must also be easy to sterilize, to keep a chiropractic practice safe for patients and chiropractic doctors.