Chiropractic care is used to help maintain the musculoskeletal and nervous systems to benefit the overall health of the patient. Conditions commonly treated by chiropractors include, but are not limited to: back pain, neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries and repetitive strains. Patients also seek chiropractic treatment of pain associated with other conditions such as arthritis. Chiropractors use a hands-on approach to help maintain proper alignment of the spine and reduce vertebral subluxation.
Vertebral subluxation is a minor misalignment of the vertebrae, which causes pressure on a nerve. This pressure prevents the nervous system from functioning at its optimum level, which contributes to a variety of symptoms. Regular adjustments from a doctor of Chiropractic significantly reduce the symptoms of vertebral subluxation. Adjustments achieve this in two ways:
1. By restoring the vertebra to its normal position, and,
2. Removing nerve pressure (impingement) caused by the unaligned vertebra.