What is Chiropractic?

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic is a natural method of caring for your health that treats the causes of physical problems instead of only treating symptoms. Chiropractic is based on a simple premise: when your spine functions normally, you can live a healthy life style and your body can heal itself easily. This is due to the spinal cord, which is protected by your spine and is the main road of your nervous system. Our spine controls the sensations, movement, and function of our whole body.

Why is our spinal column important?

The function of the spine is to carry the weight of our body and protect the spinal cord, which connects the brain to the rest of the body. The spinal nerves affect our whole body and any problems with our spine can cause several other problems.

Can chiropractic care help me?

Your chiropractor will study your general health and will concentrate not just on your spine but on your life style. This will help determine the best treatment for you.

History: You and your chiropractor will talk about your symptoms, your family history, your lifestyle, and your physical activities (for work and pleasure).

Physical Exam: Our physical test, orthopedic and neurological, helps to determine the condition of the spine. Static palpation and movement tests look for pain, inflammation, and restrictions in the amplitude of your movements.

Radiology: X-rays may indicate problems such as poor alignment of the vertebra, fractures, arthritis of the spine and other problems. If necessary, you will get other tests.

Diagnostic: Based on your test results, your chiropractor will recommend a program of individual treatment to align your spine and improve your health. If necessary, your chiropractor will consult with other medical specialists.

How can chiropractic improve your health?

Chiropractors are specially trained to restore health and flexibility to your spine. Along with adjustments to the spine and other treatments, your chiropractor will emphasize a healthy lifestyle.

Adjustments to the spine: After locating the poorly aligned vertebrae of your spine, your chiropractor will use his hands to gently apply pressure and return the vertebra to their place. To reduce the pressure on the nerves, these adjustments can help improve the alignment, enhance movement and relieve pain.

Other types of chiropractic care: Your chiropractor can help you understand the importance of appropriate movements, correct posture and strengthening exercises. Other methods that are used are moist heat, applications of ice, massage and traction.