What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the most widely used branch of alternative medicine that focuses on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, using natural therapies to restore optimal function to the body. A doctor of chiropractic has extensive training in how the body works and the most effective ways to relieve pain and restore function without the use of drugs or surgery. The most common treatment used by chiropractors is the spinal adjustment, a type of manual therapy that gently realigns the bones of the spine and other joints that have become misaligned or have lost mobility. Misaligned vertebrae in the spine apply pressure on the nerves between them, sometimes causing pain, and often causing a deterioration of function in other organs in the body. Therefore, while it is usually pain that motivates a patient to see a chiropractor, a chiropractic adjustment can actually be a prescription for overall good health.
Why should I see a chiropractor?
The most common reasons that people seek chiropractic care are for complaints such as Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, and Headaches. Chiropractic can also help many other conditions such as Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Wrist Pain, and even Ankle Pain. A doctor of chiropractic uses gentle, effective treatments to alleviate these types conditions easily without the use of or risks associated with drugs or surgery. Chiropractic has been shown to be much more effective than traditional medicine alone for Neck and Back Pain. Patients who seek chiropractic care when they have these types of pain have been shown to have quicker recovery, fewer days missed from work, and significantly less analgesic use.