What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a system of medicine that focuses on the physical manipulative treatment on the body’s misaligned spine and joints. With the use of physical adjustments, chiropractors can help return health and functionality to damaged or misaligned joints in the body, benefiting the overall central nervous system.
Chiropractic treatment can involve:
Adjustments focused on dysfunctions in key bodily joints
Muscle strengthening exercises to work on coordination, balance, and strength
Stretching exercises to improve flexibility and strength
Education and counseling to assist patients with anxiety, posture, and nutrition
Other physical treatments, such as cold and heat application and massages
Chiropractors prioritize both short-term and long-term goals when working with a patient.
Short-Term Goals: Relieving the patient of their existing pain and restoring complete functionality of their joints and muscles.
Long-Term Goals: Helping the patient return to a state where they can continue daily living with complete independence.
What does Chiropractic treat?
Chiropractors target conditions and disorders that are directly or indirectly linked to spinal and joint problems, leading to nerve and musculoskeletal pain. This includes a wide variety of conditions, such as:
Back strains and back sprains
Degenerative disc disease
Short leg discrepancy