What Is Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a natural, drug free health care profession that focuses on the relationship between structure, primarily the spine, and function of the nervous system. Doctors of Chiropractic, known as chiropractors, practice a hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors use a combination of manual techniques including spinal adjustment, soft tissue manipulation, exercise, nutritional advice and wellness education to help patients get back to a state of optimal health.

When the bones of the spine (called vertebrae) shift out of place or don’t move properly they can interfere with the nervous system, which carries messages from the brain to every cell, organ and system in the body. These messages control how the body functions and heals. Misalignments of the vertebrae are called subluxations. A chiropractor can remove these interferences to allow the nervous system to function better, which may improve pain, inflammation and overall health.

Chiropractors are trained to detect and correct joint dysfunctions in the spine and extremities. These dysfunctions often cause a host of symptoms and diseases in the body, such as pain, muscle tension, headaches, joint pain, high blood pressure, poor digestion and many other ailments. Unfortunately, by the time a person is experiencing these symptoms they have been living with them for months, or sometimes years. Fortunately, chiropractic care can reduce or eliminate the symptoms and restore proper joint function so that the body can heal itself naturally. This type of corrective healthcare has a much lower cost than conventional medical care and has a very high patient satisfaction rate.

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