Mobility, flexibility and a pain-free musculoskeletal system are essential for an active and fulfilling life. But sometimes there are functional disorders that limit the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic is a medical discipline based on targeted manual techniques to diagnose and treat blockages in your musculoskeletal system. We use the special techniques to straighten out the – literal – sticking point, so you should be feeling better soon. Before we start chiropractic treatment in our private practice for orthopedics & traumatology in Frankfurt, there is a careful diagnosis and a detailed discussion with you.
A solid diagnosis forms the essential basis for a successful therapy. Therefore, we start the appointment in our practice in Frankfurt with a detailed conversation. The diagnosis prior to chiropractic treatment is carried out in several steps in order to obtain an accurate assessment of your condition. Our goal is to ensure that the treatment is appropriate and meets your individual needs.
First, we obtain information about your medical history. This involves current medical conditions, previous injuries, surgeries, basic medical conditions, medication use and other pertinent details. We ask you to describe your current symptoms in detail and show us the location of any pain or limitation. Furthermore, we are concerned with the intensity of your pain, its duration, and any triggers or amplifiers of your discomfort.
Now we perform a physical examination including posture analysis, pressure point palpation and mobility tests. In this way, we identify the affected areas and possible causes of your discomfort.
Depending on your needs and situation, we may use imaging techniques such as X-rays to obtain detailed images of the affected areas. These images can help identify structural problems such as vertebral misalignments or herniated discs and distinguish them from a blockage.
If it is clear to us that chiropractic is the appropriate approach in your case, we will explain all the following steps and answer all your questions about them.
The approach behind chiropractic is based on the concept that the human body has a natural ability to heal itself and self-regulate. Chiropractic aims to support these abilities by bringing the musculoskeletal system into an optimal state.
Basic principles and approaches behind chiropractic therapy are:
- Releasing blockages
In chiropractic, the term “blockage” refers to a restricted mobility or obstruction in a joint or structure of the musculoskeletal system. Various factors can cause these blockages, including muscle tightness, joint misalignment, connective tissue changes or impaired joint mobility. A blockage can cause you to be unable to move a joint smoothly or completely. This can cause pain, discomfort, limited mobility and dysfunction. A blockage can also affect surrounding structures such as muscles, tendons and nerves, which can lead to further discomfort (such as difficulty taking deep breaths). Chiropractic care aims to identify and treat such blockages. Through manual techniques such as mobilization or manipulation, we try in our practice in Frankfurt to release the restricted mobility and, for example, to bring the joint back to a normal state. This is not only to relieve pain, but also to restore the natural function of your joint as well as to promote your body’s self-healing abilities.
- Harmonization of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system
In addition, chiropractic considers the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, as a central component of the nervous system. By influencing joints, muscles and connective tissue, it strives to improve communication between the brain, nerves and other body systems.
- Activation of the self-healing potential
Chiropractic also uses your body’s natural self-healing potential. By optimizing your musculoskeletal system, we motivate your body to improve local circulation, nerve function and metabolism. This can help relieve pain and support healing.
Chiropractic looks at your body as a whole. A problem in one area can have an impact on others. We look for the underlying cause of your symptoms, so we don’t just treat your symptoms.
- Individualized treatment
As part of chiropractic care, we consider your individual needs and condition. We select the techniques used based on a thorough diagnosis and medical history.
We use chiropractic therapy in various medical contexts in our practice in Frankfurt. The most common areas of application of chiropractic are:
- Back pain
Chiropractic can provide relief for acute or chronic back pain (spine treatment). Through mobilization or manipulation, we can release blockages and improve the mobility of your spine.
- Neck Pain
Similar to back pain, chiropractic care can also help with neck pain, tension and limited mobility in your cervical spine.
- Headaches and migraines
Some patients who frequently suffer from tension headaches or migraines find that chiropractic helps as a complementary treatment. This is due to the fact that tension in the neck and shoulder area as well as headaches are sometimes caused by blockages.
- Movement restrictions
Chiropractic therapy can help relieve movement restrictions in joints and muscles, which can be beneficial in cases of limited mobility after injury or surgery, for example.
- Intervertebral disc problems
In some cases, chiropractic care can also help with disc problems. Treatment can improve spinal mobility and possibly reduce pressure on affected nerve roots.
- Joint problems
We also use chiropractic care for joint problems such as shoulder, elbow or knee problems. At best, we can use it to improve your joint function and relieve your pain.
- Posture problems
If you suffer from postural problems due to muscular imbalances or spinal misalignments, we can use chiropractic to help correct your posture and promote long-term improvements.
Basierend auf der Anamnese und Ihrer individuellen Ergebnisse der körperlichen Untersuchung und ggfls. der bildgebenden Maßnahmen, nutzen wir unterschiedliche Techniken für die Chirotherapie in unserer Praxis in Frankfurt. Dazu gehören z. B.:
Hierbei handelt es sich um eine sanfte Technik, bei der wir mit kontrollierten Bewegungen das betroffene Gelenk oder die betroffene Region bewegen. Das Ziel ist es, die Beweglichkeit zu verbessern und Spannungen zu lösen, ohne ein hörbares “Knacken” zu erzeugen.
Manipulationen, auch als “Adjustments” bezeichnet, sind schnelle, kurze Bewegungen, die oft von einem hörbaren “Knacken” begleitet sind. Sie zielen darauf ab, Blockaden in Gelenken zu lösen und die normale Bewegungsfreiheit wiederherzustellen.
Mit dieser Technik ziehen wir Ihre Wirbelsäule oder ein Gelenk vorsichtig auseinander, um Druck von den Nervenwurzeln oder anderen Strukturen zu nehmen.
Diese Techniken beinhalten die Arbeit an Muskeln, Bändern und Sehnen. Sie können Massagen, Dehnungen oder spezifische manuelle Techniken umfassen, um Muskelverspannungen zu lösen und die Durchblutung zu fördern.
- • Faszientechniken
Faszien sind Bindegewebe, die Muskeln und Organe umgeben. Faszientechniken in der Chirotherapie zielen darauf ab, die Flexibilität und Beweglichkeit dieser Gewebeschichten zu verbessern.