What is Chiropractic?
For more than 100 years, chiropractic care has focused on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and the effects these systems have on general health. Chiropractic is THE choice for millions of patients who want safe and effective healthcare – without the use of surgery or drugs.
Chiropractors – also called doctors of chiropractic or chiropractic physicians – use natural methods to treat the biomechanics, structure, and function of the spine and its effects on the muscle and nervous systems. Chiropractic emphasizes the role played by the proper function of these systems in the preservation and restoration of health.
Chiropractors also concentrate on the factors involved in a patient’s overall health, including diet and proper nutrition, activity levels and exercise, other lifestyle choices, and much more.
What is “Subluxation?”
A subluxation – also known as “nerve interference” – is the misalignment of vertebrae in the spinal column. When a subluxation occurs, it often affects the function of the nervous system, which may have a negative effect on quality of life.
Chiropractors typically care for subluxations with a procedure known as a “chiropractic adjustment.” This hands-on technique for restoring spinal and other joint mobility is performed by manually applying a controlled force to joints that have either become too restricted in their movement or too mobile, as a result of a tissue injury.
By realigning the affected vertebrae through a chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor eliminates this nerve interference and proper bodily function is restored.
Chiropractors diagnose injuries and other conditions of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, which includes the muscles, ligaments, and joints of the spine and the extremities. Chiropractors treat patients of all ages with pain, such as:
- Back and neck pain
- Tension, cluster, migraine, and other headaches
- Joint pain
Chiropractors treat patients of all ages with conditions such as osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sprains and strains, postural issues, and a variety of other nonneuromusculoskeletal conditions, all without the use of surgery or drugs.
Chiropractors also have great success in treating on-the-job injuries, sports injuries, and injuries associated with auto accidents. Chiropractic care is not just for patients with pain, however. Chiropractors – with their patient-centered, whole person approach – are the ultimate wellness doctors. Regular chiropractic care has been shown
to be helpful in maintaining general health and well-being and increasing vitality.