What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on therapy that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. This natural therapy is done through manipulations of the spine, joints and soft tissues. Adjustments to these various areas can help to relieve pain and restore normal function.
Misalignments, or subluxations, in your spine can directly affect your nervous system. A small misalignment can lead to change in the regular communication between nerves and various parts of your body, which can prevent these areas from functioning properly.
Joints, similar to your spine, can also develop misalignments. Many factors can contribute to improper alignment and joint function. Common factors include macro trauma such as a motor vehicle accident, fall, or sports injury and micro trauma such as a repetitive use injury.
Over time, misalignments may lead to pain, numbness, stiffness and other more serious issues. A chiropractor looks at the underlying causes of certain conditions and ailments instead of treating their symptoms. Through an investigation into a client’s history and a physical examination, a chiropractor can locate the potential cause of their specific condition.
Once a misalignment is located, a chiropractor can correct it through manual alignment, electrical stimulation, therapeutic laser, ultrasound, massage or a regimented exercise/rehabilitation plan. Adjustments from your chiropractor help restore proper function to the affected area and, over time, allow your body to heal and function optimally.