Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and disorders which effect how two systems reflect in our bodies general health. Doctors of Chiropractic (DC’s) practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that starts with a complete patient examination. From this examination the doctor then is able to diagnosis and formulate a treatment protocol specific to each patients needs. DC’s had been extensively trained in diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, rehabilitative exercises, nutritional and dietary counseling and of course spinal manipulation/adjustment.
DC’s care for patients of all ages with a variety of health conditions on a day to day basis. DC’s have been well known for their expertise caring for patients experiencing conditions like back and neck pain to injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Many musculoskeletal disorders compromise the nervous system causing pain and dysfunction to other regions. DC’s use highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments to correct the interference in the spinal column and free up any affected nerve pathways thus allowing the nervous and musculoskeletal systems to function at their optimal ability. The benefits of this correction paired with proper diet, nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyle habits help us to reach our bodies reach the highest level of function.
Chiropractic adjustments or manipulations are a hands-on procedure in which the doctor uses highly refined skills developed during intensive years of chiropractic education to correct nerve interference. The hands are used as the “instrument” to correct the subluxations of the joint to restore and enhance nerve and joint function. This procedure is adapted to meet the specific needs of each and every patient. If musculoskeletal dysfunction is present Chiropractors may use other techniques such as physiotherapy techniques to correct for the dysfunction.
There are a multitude of research studies and reviews which demonstrate the effectiveness and safeness of the chiropractic adjustment. The evidence supports this alternative, hands-on, natural, whole body and cost-effective approach called Chiropractic.
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