Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, joint pain in the arms or legs, and headaches. Chiropractic Care is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care, which includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.
Chiropractic Care is beneficial for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches...particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function.
A big misconception is that once you receive chiropractic treatment, you must continue indefinitely. Chiropractic treatment is like anything else, which regular treatment isn’t required but extremely beneficial!! Chiropractic treatment is caring for your spine. You use your spine 24 hours per day, if you’re working, walking, playing, and even sleeping. Gravity is working on it one way or the other, and therefore it is something that should be cared for.