“Chiropractic” comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos meaning “effective treatment by hand”. Adjustments are a large part of how chiropractors treat their patients. Chiropractors are considered portal of entry doctors who are trained to diagnose human ailments and treat a patient if the problem falls within the scope of Chiropractic.
Chiropractic care takes on a multifaceted approach to treatment in order to attain wellness from injury or illness. Chiropractic care works by way of the brain and central nervous system. The body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism which is controlled by the brain and central nervous system. Improper spinal movement among vertebrae can “choke” or irritate the nervous system as it attempts to relay information to organs and tissue in the body usually called a vertebral subluxation complex (VSC). Manipulations or adjustments help to correct subluxations which in return help an individual start feeling better.
Just as you consult with your dentist when you have a toothache, the damage from decay cannot be reversed; a subluxation is similar. Muscle spasm, limited motion, and radiating pain are all indicators of a subluxation. Do not wait for obvious signs to consult with a Doctor of Chiropractic. Chiropractic care builds upon itself with each treatment session and a subluxation can be present without feeling any pain. Call your chiropractor today to have your spine checked for subluxations.
In addition to chiropractic care, chiropractors also attribute wellness to everyday aspects of life such as: Diet, Sleep, Positive mental attitude, and exercise.