What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic Care involves the gentle specific manipulation/adjustment of joints of the spine and extremities in order to restore proper motion and function. Central to Chiropractic philosophy is the concept that maintenance of proper function of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems can provide for better health.

Chiropractic adjustments are precise manual procedures applied to correct joint alignment/mobility, relieve associated muscle and nerve tension and improve balance. The focus of Chiropractic care is not on symptoms, rather the cause of the patient’s physical problem is addressed and associated lifestyle factors (such as posture, excercise, nutrition and others) are modified to speed recovery and prevent recurrence.

Thus, a holistic approach is embraced by actively promoting the body’s inherent capacity to heal itself naturally, without the use of drugs or surgery. Numerous research studies document the benefits, effectiveness and safety of chiropractic care, through clinically and scientifically established conservative procedures.

The Benefits of Chiropractic

Short-term and regular chiropractic care have a number of benefits including:

  • spinal and extremity pain relief
  • headache relief
  • increased mobility and range of motion
  • decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
  • arthritic joint pain relief
  • increased joint health
  • increased performance and energy
  • increased sense of well being and relaxation
  • increased balance and coordination
  • reduced degeneration and risk of injury
  • enhanced tissue healing decreased tissue inflammation