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Chiropractic to Treat Spine

Chiropractic treatment for spondylosis, sciatica, lower back pain, neck pain and pain due to pinched nerve...

If you have been suffering from disorders of neuro-musculo-skeletal system (and especially of spine) but did not get relief from other treatments, it’s time that you tried out Chiropractic. Chiropractic is most popular for treatment of chronic lower back pain (e.g.lumbar spondylosis) and neck pain (e.g.cervical spondylosis).

It is also useful to treat radiculopathy which is pain caused by pinching (compression) of root ends by spinal discs. Such pain occurs in median, radial and ulnar nerves on arm/hand and sciatic nerve of thighs/leg/foot (causing sciatica).

Chiropractic treatment originated in the US in 1895 and presently it is widespread in US, UK, Australia and many other countries. In India, this method of treatment is taking baby steps with a few Chiropractors (holders of D.C. degree - Doctor of Chiropractic) in certain major metros.

How does the Chiropractic treatment work?

Chiropractic therapy involves manual manipulation of spine, other joints and soft tissues. As a result of such manipulations, gradually the range of motion increases, mobility is restored, muscle tightness is removed, tissues heal and pain subsides.

During the first visit, the Chiropractor studies the X-Rays, identifies the problem and decides on the treatment regime. The patient is made to lie on the Chiropractor’s couch face down and then face up or vice versa. The couch has an opening to accommodate the patient’s nose while in face-down position.

The Chiropractor uses his/her palms (and sometimes knee) to carry out spinal manipulation by applying a slow speed high force movement (so called “dynamic thrust”) at the end of which sometimes a popping or cracking sound is heard. The controlled force that is applied is high enough to take the joint beyond it’s normal range of movement but not as high as to cause an injury to the joint.

After each session of Chiropractic treatment, the affected area is treated by supplementary techniques are such as faradic (electrical stimulation), ultrasound, infra-red heat, steam, superficial heat etc. Specific physical exercises may also be recommended by the Chiropractor.

Chiropractic treatment in India…

The late Dr Raghubhai Shastri was the first Indian to graduate in Chiropractic way back in 1947 from The National College of Chiropractic, Chicago, USA. He set up his Chiropractic clinic during late-1940’s in Opera House area of Bombay (now Mumbai) and over the years treated thousands of patients including Mahatma Gandhi, Morarji Desai, Vasantdada Patil etc.

Chiropractic has been gradually making inroads in India and today over a dozen Chiropractors trained in USA, Canada and Australia practice in India. An Indian Association of Chiropractic Doctors (IACD) is also functional.

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Bangalore

Bangalore Chiropractic

No. 9M-326, 9th Main Rd, 4th Cross HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore 560043

Dr Julie Paul, Dr Charles Jangdhari

080-2542 4246, 094835 17789

www.bangalorechiropractic.com

Bangalore

Align Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic

241, Sampige Road, 16th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore 560055

Dr. Shailly Prasad

098804 87445

Bangalore

Dr Spine Chiropractic Clinic

602, 2rd Cross Road, 16th B Main Road, 3rd Block, Koramangala, Bangalore 560095

Dr Nicholas L Jason

099452 47200

www.drspine.in

Bangalore

Zinda Wellness & Chiropractic

Dr Alice Delahaye, D.C.

096201 28221

www.zindawellness.com

Bangalore: Indiranagar Sadashiva Nagar Basavangudi Shivaji Nagar

Dr Prathap Addageethala

096116 09696

www.drprathap.com

Delhi-NCR

Back2Health Chiropractic Clinic & Foot Assessment Centre

C-52 Nizamuddin East 1st Floor, New Delhi 110013

Dr Shiv Bajaj

011-4107 1923, 098100 99808

www.back2health.in

Delhi-NCR

Dr Tez Molloy

C-52 Nizamuddin East 1st Floor New Delhi 110013

011-4107 1923, 098100 99808

Delhi-NCR

Jainak Medical Centre

Opposite St. Mark Junior School, #C1/127, Janakpuri, Delhi 110058

011-2562 0005, 2554 1133

Goa

Walking Tall at Chowgule Wellness Center

Chowgule Wellness Center, Chowgule College, Gogol Margao, Goa 403601

Dr Alison Bale, Dr David V Clark

099221 21556, 099221 21556

www.walkingtall.co.in

Mumbai

Dr R P Shastri’s Chiropractic, Physiotherapy & Naturopathy Clinic

C-001/002 Jai Siddhivinayak, Gymkhana Road, Himmat Nagar, Borivali (W),
Mumbai 400092

Jyotiben Sampat

098207 88105 / 022-2892 9650, 2894 1460

Mumbai

Dr Ismat Kanga

099307 77700

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Mumbai

Dr Shastri's Good Health Clinic

V - 402, New Gokul Garden, 90 feet road, Next to St. Lawrence High School,
Thakur Complex, Kandivali (E), Mumbai 400101

Bharat Shastri

022-4264 9616 / 098218 23616

www.shastrihealing.com

Mumbai

Spine and Joint Chiropractic Clinic

Juhu, Mumbai 400049

Dr Kalpesh Ghelani

089804 58002

drghelani.com

Vadodara

Ananta Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic

Old Padra Road near Akshar Chowk, Vadodara 390020

Dr. Natasha Patel

095588 22032

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