Chiropractic

Look Well To The Spine For the Cause of Disease

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Chiropractic is one of the 5 medical professions under the LPMéd (Swiss Federal Law on University Medical Professions) and encompasses the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of functional disorders and pain syndromes of the skeletal and muscular systems. Focused on maintaining optimal health by allowing for proper communication between the brain and the body, it is suitable for children and adults seeking to get the most out their life by empowering the body to function at its optimal potential.

The central nervous system, composed by the brain and the spinal cord, connects with the various tissues of the body through a series of nerves called the peripheral nervous system. Messages travel from around the body up the spinal cord and into the brain; the brain processes those messages and sent replies back down the spinal cord to tell the body how to respond. The spinal cord is protected by the vertebral column, thus a misalignment of the vertebral segments can hinder the body’s normal functioning and wellness.

The vertebral column, also known as the spine, is a mobile structure that suffers transformations over time. Chiropractors call the alteration of its segments functional movement a vertebral subluxation. A subluxation—in addition to causing back and neck pain—if left untreated can weaken muscles, ligaments and cartilage. More importantly, this condition causes tension on the spinal nerves, interfering with the proper communication between the nervous system and the body. An altered spine can then lead to a drastic decrease in the body's ability to regulate and heal.

A chiropractor’s goal is to restore normal nerve transmission through spinal adjustments. A spinal adjustment is the application of precise pressure to a specific spinal segment to assist the body on recuperating on its own. By allowing the body to work at its optimal best chiropractic can relief pain, improve spinal function and should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle no matter the patient’s age. 

Conditions that respond well to chiropractic

  • Neck pain 
  • Back pain  
  • Disc herniation 
  • Sciatica 
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Whiplash
  • Forward head posture 
  • Pseudo-vertigo 
  • Temporo mandibular joint disorders
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain 
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain 
  • Pregnancy related pain 
  • Sport injures 
  • Maintenance care and Wellness 

Chiropractic treatment techniques

  • Manual therapy 
  • Upper cervical (HIO)
  • Applied Kinesiology (AK) 
  • Activator methods 
  • Thompson technique
  • Trigger point therapy 
  • IQ impulse technique
  • Kinesio-Taping 
  • Rehabilitation exercises 

Dr Marc-Antoine Zurkirch

Founder - Chiropractor specialist, Member ASC