The word ‘chiropractic’ comes from the Greek ‘chiros’ and ‘praktikos’, meaning ‘treated by hand’.
“We do not use medicine or drugs during our treatments but we provide direct hands-on care and perform our specialties on our patients.”
Chiropractic is a health care approach and profession that emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the hypothesis that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system. The main treatment involves manual therapy including adjustment of the spine, other joints, and soft tissue; treatment also includes therapeutic exercises and healthy lifestyle counseling. Chiropractic concentrates on correction or removing a vertebral subluxation (or spinal joint dysfunction) that interferes with the body’s function and its innate intelligence.
It’s a natural way of health care approach that focuses on removing or correcting the causes of underlying problems, rather than just treating the symptoms or pain, because our body has an ability to heal by itself if you have a normal functioning spine and healthy nervous system.
Many medical studies have shown that chiropractic is effective at treating back pain, disc bulging, sciatica, neck pain, and headache. Millions of people have benefited from this natural approach of chiropractic.
How does chiropractic work?
Chiropractors use their hands to adjust the joints of your spine and extremities where signs of restriction or dysfunction in movement are found, improving mobility and relieving pain. Your body’s own healing processes will be able to get on with the task of improving your health. This treatment is known as ‘adjustment’. Poor or incorrect function in the spine can cause irritation of the nerves that control our posture and movement. This spinal nerve stress may be caused by factors such as an accident, poor diet, lack of exercise, poor posture and anxiety. It can lead to malfunction including the symptoms of discomfort, pain and even disease.
By adjusting joints, this stimulation can affect the way your nervous system works. Depending on where the nerve irritation has occurred in your spine, your symptoms may include the following: headache, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, wrist pain, hand problems, leg pain, knee pain, ankle pain, and foot problems.
You may feel a symptom in one specific place of the body, even if the cause exists on another place of the body. This is because the irritation of the nerve in one area can sometimes lead to pain, known as ‘referred’ pain, in other parts of the body. That is why you cannot ignore any pain or symptom because it may be a warning sign.
Your chiropractor is well trained to diagnose this underlying cause and can help you being healthy, balanced, and pain-free.
Specialties Performed by our Doctors
- Auto Accident & Whiplash
- Posture analysis & Correction
- Pain Care (Headache, Neck pain, Upper dorsal pain, Back pain, and shoulder pain)
- Wellness Care