Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems of the body, and the effects of these disorders on general health.  These symptoms include but are not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors– practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Chiropractic care is available to men, women and children of all ages, including babies and pregnant women. Some of the benefits of receiving Chiropractic care include improved muscle and joint mobility and stabilization, regulation of the nervous system, improved biomechanics, decreased pain, quicker recovery after injury, re-injury prevention and optimization of health, to name a few.

Chiropractors are primary health care providers who diagnose and treat patients focusing on the nervous, muscular and skeletal systems of the body. Treatment may include spinal and extremity adjusting, physiotherapies, nutrition, including supplementation and diet changes, physical rehabilitation and acupuncture.

The principal therapeutic procedure utilized is the chiropractic adjustment, which is a quick, gentle, hands on motioning of a joint which may be misaligned and or lack proper movement. This is called a subluxation. Subluxations may cause irritation to nerves, muscles and surrounding connective tissue and may manifest as pain or other systemic condition. Restoring proper motion to subluxated joints may regulate the nervous system and allow the body to heal, muscles to relax and alleviate pain. It is important to remember that when you are receiving Chiropractic care, you need to be an active participant in your care which may include postural changes, at home stretching and strengthening, alterations in diet, massage therapy and stress management.