What is Chiropractic?

According to the American Chiropractic Association, “Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.  Chiropractic care 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.” The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.”

How Chiropractic Works

Chiropractors can help with conditions like back pain, neck pain, arm pain, headaches, arthritis, asthma, and other conditions. Your nervous system is the “electricity for your body”. If the electricity to an area of your body is diminished that system will not function correctly. Chiropractors remove tension and nerve pressure from the body so that your body can heal from the inside out.

The Many Benefits of Chiropractic

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

See also: Why We Take X-Rays, Stages of Chiropractic Care, and Conditions Treated by Chiropractic.