What is Chiropractic?
Taking A Natural Systemic Approach To Healing
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat conditions such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.
What is Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic Care is the function of realigning or resetting the body to proper balance, in order to facilitate its built-in ability to repair itself. This can take place in a number of ways. Doctors of chiropractic use the same time-honored methods of consultation, case history, physical examination, laboratory analysis and x-ray examination as any other doctor. In addition, they provide a careful chiropractic structural examination, paying particular attention to the spine.
Roughly 22 million Americans get relief from various aches and pains by visiting chiropractors annually. Of these, 7.7 million, or 35%, want treatment for back pain from various causes, including accidents, sports injuries, and muscle strains. Other reasons people visit chiropractors include pain in the neck, arms, and legs, and headaches.