What is Chiropractic?

spineChiropractic is scientifically based on the knowledge that the nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body. The adult nervous system (brain and spinal cord) is housed and protected by the skull and the 24 moving vertebral bones of the spine. When these bones become “mis-aligned” and normal nerve and muscle function becomes impaired, it can result in muscle pain, soft tissue inflammation, joint dysfunction and/or organ malfunction.

Chiropractors are trained to detect, reduce, and prevent nervous system interferences, muscle imbalances, and joint dysfunctions of the entire body.

How does it work?

Like all healthcare providers, a thorough history and comprehensive physical examination will be performed (with or without xrays) to diagnose your condition. Chiropractors seek the origin of your discomfort to eliminate the cause, rather than simply treating the symptoms alone.

In addition to physiotherapy, soft tissue work, and exercise rehabilitation, an adjustment is performed to correct for the spinal and joint misalignments. The goal is to reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and accelerate the natural healing process by restoring normal nervous system function. Chiropractic is a natural, drugless, and non-invasive approach to combating common musculoskeletal conditions and maintaining optimal health.

Chiropractic adjustments combined with physiotherapy modalities (heat, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, massage) allow chiropractors to treat almost any neuro-musculoskeletal condition in the body, without the use of drugs or surgery, in order to get rid of pain and maintain your body at optimal health.