Defining Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic is a health care discipline that helps the body heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractic care specializes in understanding the relationship between the spinal structure and the nervous system.
The objective of chiropractic is to locate and eliminate subluxations from the body so that the body can restore itself to optimum condition. A subluxation is a distortion in the spinal column. This distortion causes nerves to be pinched, which leads to stress on the body because the communication between the nervous system and the body is being impeded. The stress causes pain, fatigue, weakness, and disease. Through the use of a variety of highly refined techniques, a chiropractor helps an individual regain a life of health and wellness.
Chiropractors and medical doctors treat health ailments in different ways. These differences are significant and important to understand. Chiropractors use a holistic approach when evaluating and treating patients. This means chiropractors treat the overall cause rather than just treating the symptoms. In contrast, medical doctors tend to focus more on treating the symptoms and conditions.
Benefits of Chiropractic:
spinal and extremity pain relief
increased mobility and range of motion
decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
arthritic joint pain relief
increased joint health
increased performance and energy
increased sense of well-being and relaxation
increased balance and coordination
reduced degeneration and risk of injury
enhanced tissue healing
decreased tissue inflammation