What is Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a healing discipline firmly grounded in science and evidence-based research. Chiropractic is founded upon the premise that when spinal bones are functioning in normal motion and position, the nervous system can deliver its vital information for the proper function of the body's tissues, organs and systems. Everyday occurrences can cause the spinal bones to lose their usual motion or position; this is known as a subluxation. This can set off a chain reaction affecting the bones, nerves, muscles & soft tissues resulting in pain, loss of function and degenerative changes throughout the body.

Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to detect and correct subluxations through safe, gentle and effective adjustments. Chiropractic Care differentiates itself from other therapies which use ‘spinal manipulation’, by way of only adjusting those joints which are ‘subluxated’ or ‘stuck’. Adjustments differ from generic manipulation in that they are a very specific, short, fast input into the affected joint, following the exact plane of the joint. The result of a specific adjustment is restoration of function to the corresponding spinal nerve and thus those organs and tissues to which it provides essential input.

Your nervous system is the driving force of your body, without your nervous system your muscles, sensation and other organs would simply cease to function. For optimum health your nervous system must be functioning correctly, something which Chiropractic Care assists in promoting.

Via Chiropractic adjustments pain can be eradicated and health and function restored. Like with Dentistry, once you are feeling well, Chiropractors place great importance on regular checkups in order to identify spinal subluxations before they become problematic. With this philosophy, Chiropractic is about Wellness and maintaining Health, not simply treatment for pain – remember Prevention is better than Cure!