What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic care is the most commonly used form of alternative health care in the United States.  It is a natural form of medical treatment for musculoskeletal injuries such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, arthritis pain, and bulging and herniated discs.  It offers lasting relief from sports injuries like rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, muscle spasms, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, joint sprains, and muscle strains.

Chiropractic concentrates on the correction of small misalignments in the spine and skeleton called “subluxations”.  These minor misalignments cause imbalances in the body and alter the body’s normal biomechanics, resulting in pain and tightness.  imbalances in the spine and skeleton cause muscle tightness, postural changes, and weakness.  Using gentle chiropractic adjustments, chiropractics correct these misalignments and remove stress and tension from injured joints and areas of the body.  Chiropractors then use specific stretches to loosen and relax tight and spasmed muscles and designed exercise programs to strengthen weak areas in the body.  this all allows the body to be balanced, providing lasting relief from pain and discomfort.  Chiropractors use range of motion assessment, orthopedic and neurological testing, palpation, and posture and gait analysis, and x-rays to diagnose the underlying cause of the problem and use gentle chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, stretching, and exercises to correct the cause of the problem and provide relief from pain without the use of medications or invasive surgeries.

 

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