What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the largest alternative and drugless healing profession. Many patients with low back pain will seek chiropractic care for relief.
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system of your body. Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves in your body.
Chiropractic is a science, art, and philosophy that focuses on the spinal column, muscles, tendons, nervous system, discs, joints and the relationship to the function (health) of the body.
Chiropractic care is suitable for all ages,
from infants to the elderly.
After a thorough examination and a review of your health history, your chiropractic doctor will recommend a specific treatment program. This will usually include specific spinal adjustments.
The word adjustment describes various ways of using carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore spinal bones to a more normal position and motion. When spinal function is improved, nervous system function (health) can improve, too.
After years of training, chiropractic doctors become experts at using just the right amount of force in the right direction. This may require a quick movement or in other instances a slow and constant pressure.
The Agency For Health Care Policy Reform says that “chiropractic treatment and exercise is often the most beneficial form of treatment for acute low back pain.”