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What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care discipline, which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal without the use of drugs or surgery. This is accomplished by focusing on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) as that relationship may affect the preservation and restoration of health.
Who should visit a Chiropractor?
Anyone interested in improving their health and working towards being their best and/or getting more out of life. Virtually everyone, regardless of age or current level of health can benefit from Chiropractic care. People of all ages, health levels and lifestyles find that Chiropractic can help them reach their goals. It has been found to be effective in relieving headaches, neck or back pain, sciatica, numbness, tingling, or pain in your arms and/or legs and joint pain even from arthritis, so if any of these or other aches and pains are keeping you from enjoying the activities you want to do, you should give Chiropractic a chance. If you want to improve your performance or minimize injury as an athlete, you should visit a Chiropractor, many world class athletes already do.
What does a Chiropractor Do?
Chiropractors treat vertebral subluxation complexes and associated conditions using a number of different methods. The primary method of treatment is a Chiropractic Adjustment which can vary widely from doctor to doctor. In addition, many chiropractors also include stretching, myofascial release, diet and nutrition counseling, physical therapy modalities and lifestyle modification programs in their treatment of patients.
What is a Vertebral Subluxation Complex?
It is a motion segment (joint) in which the alignment, movement integrity and /or physiological function are altered although contact between the joint surfaces remains intact. This can lead to pain, inflammation, muscle spasm and dysfunction in local tissues. Through the effect on the nervous system which is the master control system of the body, other more distant tissues and organs as well as overall health may be affected.
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