Conditions typically seen by chiropractors

By on September 11, 2015

Many people living in big cities like Tokyo are always under stress and suffer from various musculoskeletal problems due to office and manual work.

People seeking chiropractic care for any sort of musculoskeletal (muscle and joint related) issues such as low back pain, headache and neck pain can expect improvement.

Scientific research shows chiropractic treatment is safe and effective for many musculoskeletal issues. More research is currently being conducted for non-musculoskeletal conditions.

As the nervous system consists of the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerve roots that control every function of the human body, chiropractors primarily focus on the spine that protects and distributes the nervous system. The objective of chiropractic care is to relieve interference in the nervous system and emphasize the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself.

When spinal misalignments occur, a loss of normal motion by the spine impairs the function of the nervous system. Chiropractors help to correct spinal misalignments to improve nervous system. As a result, chiropractic care treats many body pain issues. Here are some examples of typical conditions seen by chiropractors.
• Low back pain
• Headache and migraine
• Neck pain
• Shoulder stiffness and frozen shoulder
• Whiplash
• Tennis elbow and Golfer’s elbow
• Knee and Hip osteoarthritis
• Sports injuries

On an initial visit to our office, we examine your health history and perform tests on the spine including postural, neurological, orthopedic , and physical exams. Where necessary, we ask you to take X-ray or MRI at your local hospital before starting treatment. After the examination, we determine a treatment plan and start chiropractic care with the use of spinal manipulation which chiropractors call ‘an adjustment’. A treatment plan is divided into three types; Initial Intensive care (pain relief), Rehabilitative care (functional improvement), and Maintenance care (regular wellness care).

On subsequent visits, we perform spinal manipulation and mobilization. Along with the treatment, home exercises to improve and maintain your body function are advised. If you rest your body after spinal manipulation, you can improve your natural healing ability to achieve optimum health.

There is no chiropractic regulation to protect patient safety in Japan. A self-regulatory body, the Japan Chiropractic Register (JCR) introduces registered chiropractors who completed internationally recognized chiropractic education on the basis of World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and are recommended to comply with the code of ethics and chiropractic professional guidelines on safety and advertising developed by the Japanese Association of Chiropractors (JAC). The list of registered chiropractors are submitted to the director’s office at the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare regularly. It is recommended that you should receive quality chiropractic care only from JCR registered chiropractors or JAC members in Japan.

Japan Chiropractic Register (JCR): List of registrants

Japanese Association of Chiropractors (JAC): JAC Certified Offices kensaku_allE.html
Dr. Kei Takeyachi may be reached at Tokyo Chiropractic,

About Dr. Kei Takeyachi

RMIT University School of Chiropractic (BAppSc, BCSc), 2002, Victoria State, Australia Registered Chiropractor, 2003, Integrative Medicine Japan Certified Chiropractor, 2009, Member, Japanese Association of Chiropractors, 2003, Vice President, Asia Pacific Chiropractic Doctors Federation, 2007, Executive Director, Japanese Association of Chiropractors, 2009-2013, Asia-Pacific Region Council Member, International Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 2009, President, Japanese Association of Chiropractors, 2013 Dr. Kei Takeyachi may be reached at Tokyo Chiropractic,