What Is Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is a complementary medicine that focuses on the functioning of the nervous system and the spine, but it can also help to treat other parts of the body. The general philosophy behind chiropractic care is that the spinal cord is central to the nervous system, which is connected to every part of the body. When the spine is out of alignment, this means that the spinal cord is as well and that can interfere with how well it is functioning.



What is a chiropractic adjustment?

The central treatment of chiropractic care is spinal adjustment. The chiropractor uses their hands or an instrument to manipulate any vertebrae in the spine that are out of alignment (also known as a subluxation) so that they go back to their proper place. This can help to relieve pain and tension that is stemming from the point of subluxation and it can also help to improve the functioning of the nervous system which can bring relief throughout the body.

These adjustments can also be used on other joints in the body to improve mobility, reduce pain, and improve the body's alignment. Chiropractic adjustments can help to treat lower back pain,


Chiropractic adjustments can help to reduce lower back pain, neck pain, headaches/migraines, pregnancy-related musculoskeletal problems, sciatica, and many more conditions.


What is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a trained health professional who specializes in human anatomy, specifically the musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles, connective tissues, nerves). They practice a non-surgical approach to treating ailments in the human body and take a holistic approach, which emphasizes treating the entire person and body rather than the symptoms that they arrive with.


While chiropractors are specialists in chiropractic adjustments, they can also be highly trained in other non-invasive treatment methods. Using a variety of methods can help to give patients the best possible chance at improving their quality of life and reducing their pain or mobility issues.


These treatment methods can include (but aren't limited to):

  • heat and cold therapy

  • soft tissue massage

  • stretching

  • joint bracing

  • exercises

  • nutrition advice

  • orthotics

  • postural advice and correction

  • electronic modalities, such as ultrasound therapy and TENS

  • acupuncture

Who is chiropractic care for?

Chiropractic care is for everyone, at all ages and stages of life. It can be helpful for children, teenagers, adults, and older adults. And it can also help with many of the issues related to pregnancy. Chiropractic care also isn't just for people who are injured or suffering from a painful health condition. Regular appointments with a chiropractor can help to improve everyone's wellbeing, and it is even used by athletes to help improve their performance.

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive treatment method that doesn't use prescription medication or surgical interventions. It can help to treat a wide variety of health conditions and injuries and can help to improve patients' quality of life and wellbeing. Chiropractors use a range of therapies to help give their patients the best chance of reducing their pain and improving their mobility and health.


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