Chiropractic is a health care discipline that helps the body heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractic care specializes in understanding the relationship between the spinal structure and the nervous system.
Goal of Chiropractic: The objective of chiropractic is to locate and eliminate subluxations from the body so that the body can restore itself to optimum condition.
How Chiropractic Works: Chiropractic care works to remove subluxations from the human body. A subluxation is a distortion in the spinal column. This distortion causes nerves to be pinched, which leads to stress on the body because the communication between the nervous system and the body is being impeded. The stress causes pain, fatigue, weakness, and disease. By helping the body relieve itself of the stress chiropractic care allows an individual to regain a life of health and wellness.
What Do Chiropractors Do: Chiropractors are primarily concerned with the removal of vertebral subluxations. Using a variety of highly refined techniques a chiropractor checks an individual’s spine for subluxations. Once the subluxation is located, a chiropractor will gently and safely apply an adjustment to correct the misalignment in the spinal column.
How Chiropractic Is Different: Chiropractors and medical doctors treat health ailments in different ways. These differences are significant and important to understand. Chiropractors use a holistic approach when evaluating and treating patients. This means chiropractors treat the overall cause rather than just treating the symptoms. In contrast, medical doctors tend to focus more on treating the symptoms and conditions.
Benefits of Chiropractic:
- spinal and extremity pain relief
- headache relief
- increased mobility and range of motion
- decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
- arthritic joint pain relief
- increased joint health
- increased performance and energy
- increased sense of well-being and relaxation
- increased balance and coordination
- reduced degeneration and risk of injury
- enhanced tissue healing
- decreased tissue inflammation