What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the only profession that maximizes your body’s natural healing ability through removing interference to the nervous system. Our bodies inherently function better when our brains and bodies are communicating properly. Chiropractic is 100% non-drug and non-surgical. Doctors of Chiropractic focus on the detection and removal of subluxations, or misalignment of spinal bones, which can create irritation or pressure on the delicate spinal nerves that exit the spinal column. This can produce a number of different symptoms like headaches, back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and disc disorders.
What do chiropractors care for?
The two conditions most commonly cared for by chiropractors are joint dysfunction, which chiropractors refer to as “subluxations,” and headaches. Other conditions often helped include low back pain, sciatica, migraines, shoulder pain, knee or hip pains, muscular strains or spasms, degenerative joint disease, peripheral neuritis or neuralgia, bed wetting, allergies, scoliosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and fatigue.
What is a subluxation?
The term subluxation refers to a misalignment of the spinal bones which can cause stress and irritation on the nerves which pass from between each pair of spinal bones (called vertebra). These nerves are the lines of communication and carry the life-sustaining messages from the brain to every organ, gland, muscle and cell in the body, and then back to the brain. Proper communication is essential in creating and maintaining harmony, balance and proper function of your body. The effect of a spinal adjustment is to restore normal motion, function and nerve communication.
What is preventive care?
Preventive health is a pro-active approach to caring for and maintaining your health in order to avoid health problems in the future. Proactive healthcare involves proper nutrition, sufficient rest, regular exercise, a positive mental attitude, good posture and maintaining proper communication between your brain and body. The health of your spine plays a critical role in maintaining your health because it houses the spinal cord and all the nerves which control all the other parts of the body. Chiropractic addresses itself to all the health care factors but gives special emphasis to care of the spine and the nervous system.
Who goes to a chiropractor?
Chiropractors care for patients of all ages – from infants to the elderly. Chiropractic technique varies based on the patient to ensure a comfortable and positive experience for everyone.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
The intent of a spinal adjustment is to restore normal motion of a joint in order to restore normal function of the nerves. Chiropractors use several adjusting techniques to accomplish that, many characterized by a precise, specific correction. Chiropractic adjustments to not have to involve “cracking” sounds or be forceful in order to be effective.
The chiropractic adjustment generally differs from spinal manipulation practiced by a physical therapist or an osteopath because the chiropractic adjustment is more specific. It is done not just to mobilize a joint but to remove the accompanying nerve interference. Indeed, the technique of chiropractic adjusting is a manual art requiring considerable knowledge and dexterity. Mastery of the art of adjusting takes extensive training and practice as does any other art.