What is a Chiropractor?

Have you had one of the following: accident, fall, tension, over-exertion or repetitive stress? These injuries can cause the inability of the spine to compensate can result in minor displacements of the spine. A good example is a shopping cart that has a broken wheel will cause the whole cart to shift to the side. The body tries to fix the problem with guarding of the muscle to protect, which in turn causes irritation to spinal nerve roots directly by pressure or indirectly. A chiropractic consultation can feel these displacement of the spine and diagnosis your condition.

Chiropractors are trained health professionals who use a variety treatments, such as spinal manipulation and mobilization, to treat patients with:

While primarily focusing on treating neuromusculoskeletal disorders, chiropractors are not exclusively limited to problems with the nervous system and musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractors: Fundamental Beliefs and Goals

The treatment concept of chiropractic is to re-establish normal spinal mobility so you can function.

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First of all chiropractic is not a belief system. Manipulation has been around way before we had modern medicine.

Chiropractic founder in 1800s (before drugs) stated,
"Chiropractors focus on the intimate relationship between the nervous system and spine, and hold true the following beliefs:

Most chiropractors seek to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients as well as to educate them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat back pain.


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