Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery.
The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.
Chiropractic (derived from the Greek “cheir” + praktikos”) meaning “done by hand” is defined by the World Health Organisation as “a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuro-musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is a general emphasis on manual techniques including joint adjustment and/or manipulation with a particular focus on spinal joint dysfunction.”
Chiropractic is a gentle approach to reduce pain, improve wellness, correct structure and posture. This approach applies gentle, yet specific adjustments to improve mobility, decrease inflammation and pain, improve posture, decrease stress and correct structure without drugs or surgery.
Treatment plans take into account the patient’s lifestyle, exercise, stress, diet, and office/work ergonomics. It incorporates advanced hands-on manual therapy and myofascial applications for treatment of soft tissue injury. They also include many at home exercise to expedite the patient feeling better faster. Chiropractic focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuro-musculoskeletal complaints.