Chiropractic

What is Chiropractic?

 Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of  the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of  these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used most  often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not  limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs,  and headaches.  

What is a Doctor of Chiropractic?

 

Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) – often referred to as chiropractors or  chiropractic physicians – practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to  health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.  Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to  recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to  provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.  


What is chiropractic adjustment?

 The purpose of spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjustment) is to  restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into  joints that have become hypo-mobile – or restricted in their movement –  as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single  traumatic event, such as auto accidents, improper lifting of a heavy object, or through  repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor  spinal posture for an extended period of time.