What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic care is a specialized healthcare field that concentrates on treating disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and their impact on overall health.

Research has highlighted various benefits of spinal manipulation for specific conditions, leading to diverse theories about the effectiveness of chiropractic therapy. While the precise mechanisms of its success are still being studied, understanding them could help in identifying the most suitable patients for chiropractic adjustments.

Chiropractic adjustments influence the nervous system due to the interconnectedness of joint function and the central nervous system. This can be likened to a house’s circuit breaker system: if one kitchen appliance overloads the circuit, it can affect the functioning of other appliances on the same circuit. In our clinic, we dedicate time to discuss your specific condition and address any questions you might have.

This analogy, while simplified, offers a glimpse into the philosophy and scientific findings related to chiropractic adjustments. For more detailed information on the principles and scientific insights of chiropractic care, feel free to inquire further.

  • neuromusculoskeletal complaints
  • pain in the joints of the arms or legs
  • neck pain
  • back pain
  • headaches

What is chiropractic?

You will notice a wide variety of health care practitioners from medical doctors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapist, osteopaths, and chiropractors. What makes the chiropractor unique is that we mainly treat the central nervous system via adjusting the spinal joints. The nervous system regulates all functions of your body. So, controlling the nervous system is one of the most profound treatments available.

As a chiropractor, I realign the spinal joints and extremity joints and witness first hand the benefits of the manipulation procedure. Regardless of the philosophy, science, and rationale to a chiropractor’s decision to adjust the spine, the outcome is most often highly beneficial to the patient and with very low risk.

Some spinal related conditions benefit from routine chiropractic care. Sometimes our jobs or hobbies put to much postural stress on the back, leading to soreness, pain, or dysfunction. Spinal alignment takes upkeep, similar to all things, everything needs a certain amount of upkeep, or maintenance. A spinal “tune up” is just what the body needs from time to time. Read here about a study, “Maintenance Care for Chronic Low Back Pain“.