The term “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning “treatment by hand.” It 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.
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) practice a conservative approach to health care and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling. The scope of practice for a Chiropractor can be found here.
Fact: Did you know it takes a minimum of 7 years of university-level training to become a Doctor of Chiropractic?
While chiropractors make no use of drugs or surgery, Doctors of Chiropractic do refer patients for medical care when those interventions are indicated.
Patients report a number of benefits from short-term and long-term Chiropractic care including but not limited to:
- improved posture
- less pregnancy-related back and neck aches
- cervicogenic headache relief
- increased mobility and range of motion
- correction of gait and foot problems
- improved flexibility
- decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
- joint pain relief and increased joint health
- increased athletic performance and energy
- increased sense of well being and relaxation
- increased balance and coordination
- prevention of work-related injuries
- 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. 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.