WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his or her patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison
Chiropractic is a health care discipline that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and the effects of these disorders on general health. The spine and nervous system play a vital role in maintaining and controlling the body’s biological functions and systems. Doctors of Chiropractic diagnose and treat conditions related to neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Individualized treatments plans are designed according to your personal needs utilizing a drug-free, hands-on approach to improved healing. Care plans may include gentle and specific spinal manipulations, therapeutic exercises, nutritional and lifestyle recommendations.
Physical, chemical and emotional stress can cause subtle misalignments, or subluxations, to the individual joints of the spine. When a vertebra has move out of alignment, it causes interference in the transmission of nerve signals to various organs, muscles, etc. and the result is a depletion of health. Chiropractors detect and correct the cause of this interference, allowing your body to properly self-regulate, adapt and heal. The care and maintenance of the spine and nervous system is an essential component of any natural approach to healthcare.
Much like regular visits to your dentist promote good oral health and prevent dental problems, regular visits to your chiropractor help maintain good health and prevent problems and injuries.