What is chiropractic
Chiropractic is a health approach which focuses on the relationship between the spine and nerve system and their influence in the restoration and maintenance of health and optimum function.
The goal of chiropractic is to optimize health and function of the body through an optimal functioning spine and nerve system. Chiropractic does not look to treat the symptoms but to get to the root cause of your problem. Where conventional medicine focuses on the treatment of disease and symptoms, the goal of chiropractic is to get to the root or underlying cause of your problems.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Chiropractors are the specialist in the care of the spine, nerves, muscles and connective tissues that make up about 60% of your body. All of the joints in your body are part of this musculoskeletal system and its optimal function is necessary for overall good health.
A chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving properly. Adjustments help return bones to a more normal motion or position, relieving pain and ill health.
Each adjustment is precisely delivered
There are different techniques to adjust the spine. Usually the doctor’s hands or a specially designed instrument is used to deliver a highly-accurate thrust. After years of training, each doctor has selected a variety of methods and has become skilled in their delivery. Regardless of the technique used, each chiropractic adjustment is tailored to the patient’s age, size, and unique spinal problem.
Adjustments help normalize spinal function and joint mobility. When nervous system function improves in this way, the body can begin the natural healing process.
Chiropractic adjustments are so safe, even newborns and children receive adjustments to repair the damage caused from the birth process, learning to walk, or other childhood trauma.
Chiropractic care is effective for a wide variety of conditions. The following is a partial list of some of the most common. If you do not see your specific condition listed, we encourage you to give us a call so we can personally address your particular concerns.