What is Chiropractic? In the simplest terms, chiropractic is a form of healthcare focused on correcting misalignments or subluxations of the joints in the spine and throughout the body. A subluxation in the spine is when the vertebrae become restricted in their movement and become misaligned. This results in decreased mobility, muscle tension, and irritation of the spinal nerves, thus causing pain, reduced function, and interference of nerve signaling throughout the body.
How does this affect you? Your nerve system controls and coordinates every function of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling over these nerves, then parts of your body will not receive proper communication in order to function at their optimal level. Compound this with the inflammation and tissue injury from having limited joint mobility, subluxations can result in degenerative changes over time.
It is the responsibility of the Doctor of Chiropractic to locate subluxations and reduce and correct them. This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations affecting your nerve system and spine. Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at detecting and correcting subluxations.
The primary conditions treated by chiropractors are those involving the muscles, joints, and nerves, or neuromusculoskeletal problems. These include back pain, neck pain, sciatica, headache, numbness and tingling, and injuries from sports, car accidents, and repetitive motions. Chiropractic can also help with other joint and muscle conditions like plantars fasciitis, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, osteoarthritis, knee pain, and carpal tunnel.
Due to chiropractic's effect on the nerves, there is evidence supporting the use of adjustments for non-musculoskeletal issues like fibromyalgia, colic in children, ear infections, and allergies. It has also been shown to improve pregnancy-related pain and reduce labor time. To learn more about chiropractic care during pregnancy or pediatric chiropractic, click here.
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Chiropractic adjustments are focused on improving movement and function of the spine and extremities. This can relieve pain in the neck, back, and joints as well as decreasing pain caused by disc herniations , disc bulges, and neuropathy. Clinical research performed over the past four decades have shown that chiropractic care often resolves neck, back, headache, and nerve pain faster, better, and with less adverse effects than medication and spinal surgery or injections.***