What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.
It is 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.
With an emphasis on manual treatments including
spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue
manipulation, chiropractors practice a drug-free,
hands-on 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.
Chiropractic is grounded in the principle that the body can heal itself when the skeletal system is correctly aligned and the nervous system is functioning properly.
It takes a structural, nutritional, and emotional approach to health care, aiming to gently restore the natural and delicate balance that exists in all healthy individuals.
In essence, chiropractic removes the restrictions to healing.
Chiropractic has been trusted by millions of people, across the world for over 100 years. It is the 2nd largest healthcare profession in the world and Doctors of Chiropractic use a holistic approach to health with the goal of not merely relieving the present symptoms, but to analyze the cause and to effect changes to prevent the problem from occurring again.