Chiropractic health care is a healing discipline firmly grounded in science. Although its main focus is the relationship between the skeleton (particularly the spine) and the nervous system that runs through it, chiropractic is concerned with care of the entire body. Chiropractors use various diagnostic methods sometimes including X-rays to discover the state of your health, paying particular attention to your spine and bone structure.
Manual adjustments of different bones in the body and the treatment of the muscles, ligaments and tendons around them are their primary methods of helping your body heal itself. Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Left unchecked over time, changes in our spines can lead to pain, stiffness or other serious problems.
The nervous system is a key part of your body. It is the communication system between your brain and all of your bodys muscles, organs and tissues. For your nervous system to function well, it must be free of interference. The spine is the most common site of nervous interference because nerves travel from the spinal cord through openings on either side of the spine to get to all of your cells and organs.
Everyone has the ability to heal and recover from illness on their own. Misalignment in your spine can put pressure on the nerves, and this affects your ability to self-heal and may prolong injury or illness. The customized chiropractic care you receive may help to improve your posture, muscle balance and mobility. It can also restore integrity of your nervous system resulting in increased blood flow, decreased pain and increase in ranges of motion.