Chiropractic is a health care profession focused on the relationship between the structure of the spine and the function of the nervous system. Doctors of Chiropractic use a hands-on approach to gently align the spinal bones (called vertebrae) to help restore proper nerve function. This helps reduce pain, and promotes the body’s ability to heal itself.
Chiropractors are trained to identify and treat misalignments of the spine that may be causing interference with the body’s communication system, which is the root cause of all sickness and disease. This is done without drugs or surgery.
When any of the 24 moveable vertebrae of your spine becomes misaligned it can create irritation and compression of the spinal cord or nerves that exit at the spinal column. This in turn can create a multitude of different symptoms and diseases. Symptoms can range from head, neck and back pain to sciatica, jaw complaints, numbness and tingling and more.
In addition to spinal manipulation, chiropractic also includes exercises and stretches that strengthen muscles throughout the entire body, improve balance and coordination, increase energy levels and boost immunity and overall well being. Often patients that see chiropractors regularly don’t do so to relieve an injury, but rather as preventative maintenance for overall wellness and improved quality of life.
Chiropractors are specially educated in the musculoskeletal system, and as such are experts at identifying areas of the spine and the entire body that can become misaligned, creating interference with the nervous and blood vascular systems. They are trained to correct these misalignments by hand, restoring proper nerve and blood flow and improving the body’s natural healing processes.