WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC ?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the spine and the nervous system and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic is the second largest of the three branches of the healing arts: medical, chiropractic and osteopathic. Chiropracticis a drug free, hands on approach to health care that includes patient history, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Chiropractic is based on sound scientific principles.The nervous system is the master controller of all body functions and its interference, caused by the moving bones of the spine, can be a cause of pain and dysfunction. Chiropractors are considered primary health care providers since they are able to thoroughly evaluate a patient and determine the need for a referral to another health care provider due to their comprehensive knowledge of all body systems and diagnostic procedures. If your problem is found to be within the scope of chiropractic then a chiropractic adjustment will be performed to areas of your spine that have become hypomobile or restricted in their movement as a result of repetitive stresses or a traumatic event. The chiropractic adjustment provides pain relief and restores joint mobility thereby improving spinal, disc, and nerve function. Chiropractors may also use a variety of other nonsurgical techniques in conjunction to an adjustment, such as physical therapy,rehabilitative exercises, nutritional advise, as well as wellness and lifestyle changes.