Chiropractic is a health care profession encompassing a range of health care practices that diagnoses, treats and helps prevent disorders and conditions related to the spine, nervous system and musculoskeletal system (including back, neck and head pain).
Chiropractors believe in treating the individual as a whole and focus on how a patients’ musculoskeletal and nervous system function in relation to the whole body.
Patients seek treatment from a Doctor of Chiropractic for:
• Back and neck pain
• Motor vehicle accident injuries
• Sports injuries
• Workplace injuries
• Strains and sprains
Chiropractors work with patients to resolve pain, discomfort and restricted range of motion that can happen when you injure yourself. Once patients are back to feeling better, many continue to see their chiropractor to help prevent further injury. Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as provide nutritional, dietary, and general health and wellness counseling. Chiropractors will also consult with and refer to other health care providers to serve the best interests of their patients.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic treatment is skilled, hands-on health care that relieves pain and helps your body be its best. Here are some of the ways it can help you:
- Improved movement in your neck, shoulders, back and torso
- Better posture
- Relief from headaches, neck and back pain
- Prevention of work-related muscle and joint injuries
- Enhanced athletic performance
- Improved flexibility
- Relief of pregnancy-related back ache
- Correction of gait and foot problems