Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system. Coming from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning “treatment by hand,” the term “Chiropractic” stresses the idea that the cause of many disease processes begins with the body’s inability to become accustomed to its environment.
Chiropractors are doctors that use natural methods to restore and maintain normal movement and function of the muscles, joints, and nerves. The main treatment of a Doctor of Chiropractic is to remove subluxations, which are an impingement of nerves caused by 2 or more shifted vertebrae therefore compromising the nervous system. Removing these subluxations leads to proper nerve flow and thus optimum health.
Chiropractors help restore proper function and mobility to all parts of your body, not just your back and neck.
Did you know it takes a minimum of 7 years of university-level training to become a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)?
While chiropractors make no use of drugs or surgery, Doctors of Chiropractic do refer patients for medical care when those interventions are indicated.
Both short-term and long-term Chiropractic care have a number of benefits including:
- increased immunity
- 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
Chiropractic focuses on keeping the whole body healthy rather than merely treating symptoms. Doctors of Chiropractic can also provide much needed relief when all else has failed, however we urge you to not wait until you are in crisis mode before seeking our services as Vertebral Subluxations are often symptomless. If you’re curious about how a Doctor of Chiropractic can help you sustain your health naturally become your own health advocate and contact us today.