What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care. The spinal column is a combination of the spinal cord, nerves and vertebrae; when vertebrae get out of position (or alignment), the nerves are impacted, as are the signals traveling over them, often creating pressure, irritation and/or pain.

The most common therapeutic procedure used is spinal manipulation, commonly called an adjustment. An adjustment is used to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become less mobile. The term Subluxation is used to describe these “less mobile” joints.  Adjustments can relieve pain and muscle tension, and allow tissues to heal by removing interference within the central nervous system – the body’s manager.  By removing Interference (often the root cause of pain, inflammation and stiffness), the body can function at an optimal level.

Benefits of Chiropractic

  • Improved immune system
  • Spinal and extremity pain relief
  • Headache relief
  • Arthritic pain relief
  • Decreased risk of arthritis
  • Decreased need for medication
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Increased mobility and joint range of motion
  • Increased tissue healing
  • Increased energy
  • Increased balance and coordination

Common conditions and injuries treated by chiropractic

  • Stiffness and pain of the upper, middle and lower back
  • Stiffness and pain of the neck
  • Extremity dysfunction, pain, weakness, numbness and tingling
  • Headaches
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Acid reflux
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Colic in infants
  • Ear infections