Posted May 23, 2017
Have you ever wondered about the field of chiropractic, or desired to know what a chiropractor does? Read below to learn more about this field and how it can help you achieve better health.
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a branch of medicine that relates to the body’s skeletal and muscular systems. This field recognizes the connection between the proper alignment of the spine with the functions of the nervous system and overall physical health.
Most notably, chiropractic adjustments focus on correcting misalignments in your spine. Called subluxations, these issues can cause chronic pain and have a negative impact on your health. Through chiropractic adjustments, the spine can be returned to symmetry, which allows your body to properly heal.
How can chiropractic help?
Chiropractic treatments provide relief from a variety of ailments, including pains and soreness in the back, neck, arms, shoulders, and legs. Other symptoms that are often treated by chiropractic care include allergies, chronic pains, sciatica, and migraine headaches.
Who can perform chiropractic adjustments?
Since chiropractic adjustments are medical treatments, they should only be performed by trained physicians. A chiropractor is a licensed medical doctor who has received additional training in chiropractic techniques. Chiropractors help patients diagnose, treat, and recover from misalignments in their spine and body.
The most common form of chiropractic treatment is the hands-on spinal manipulation. Using gentle, controlled force, a chiropractor will apply pressure to a restricted joint, in order to restore mobility.
Additional treatments include x-rays, spinal screenings, therapeutic massage, and spinal decompression. Your chiropractor will recommend the best treatments to achieve your health goals.
Learn More About Chiropractic
If you have questions about chiropractic adjustments or want to know how they can help you improve your health, contact our office. You can also sign up for one of our free workshop events, held every Tuesday at 6:15 pm.
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