WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is the art of helping the body reach its full potential. While many may think of chiropractors as bone doctors, they are actually nerve specialists. A spinal bone out of proper alignment places pressure on or around the nerves and distorts the information traveling to and from the brain. Chiropractors locate these misalignments and perform an adjustment to unlock the misplaced vertebrae to remove any nervous system interference within the body so the body can properly heal itself. These misalignments, called subluxations, can cause pain, commonly found in the lower back and neck, and chiropractors are trained to improve a patients quality of life by removing this pain without the use of drugs or surgery. Additionally, todays successful chiropractor serves as a wellness doctor, counseling patients on proper nutrition, exercise, diet, sleep, and mental and emotional wellbeing. This proactive health care approach is closely aligned with the overall movement in health care to prevent sickness, rather than merely treating symptoms.