What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. 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.
The Goal of Chiropractic
Chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, but chiropractors can treat and effect all joints in the body. While we do quickly and effectively eliminate back and neck pain, it’s not the only goal. The objective is to restore and optimize human health. In fact, according to a statement from The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “The purpose of chiropractic is to optimize health.”
How Chiropractic Works
Chiropractic care focuses on maximizing the body’s incredible potential for self-healing by detecting, correcting, and preventing interferences in your nervous system. It may include spinal adjustments, stretches, exercises, or other healthy lifestyle recommendations. Our office cares for the overall health and wellness of the entire family; adults and children.
What Chiropractors Do
We want you to live an active, pain-free lifestyle. However, sometime we experience traumas, which can be structural, chemical or environmental. Car accident injuries, work related injuries, sports injuries, stress induced muscle pain and overall daily activities can be main culprits in causing misalignments and spinal stress. Practically speaking, chiropractors are primarily concerned with locating and treating misalignments, muscle spasms and soft tissue injuries.
Chiropractors use many specialized techniques to identify and treat these spinal abnormalities and optimize overall health. In addition to spinal adjustive techniques, soft tissue techniques such as massage, dietary and nutritional counseling, physical therapies, and lifestyle modification programs are commonly employed.
How Chiropractic Differs
Chiropractors take a holistic approach which includes identifying and correcting the cause(s) of the patient’s health ailment. In contrast, the medical approach tends to focus more on the treating the symptoms of a condition rather than focusing primarily on the actual cause(s).
Chiropractors believe that correcting the cause of the problem provides significant long-term benefits over only treating the symptoms.
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