What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a practice of non-invasive procedures focusing on the relationship between the body's structure, specifically the spine, and the body's functions. Chiropractors perform adjustments to the spine with the goal of correcting alignment problems and encouraging the body's natural ability to heal itself. Misalignments in the spine can interfere with the flow of energy needed to support health.
The term chiropractic itself comes from the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (action) to describe a treatment done by hand or hands-on treatment.
Chiropractic is based on three key concepts:
The body has the ability to heal itself
The body's structure, especially the spine, and the body's functions are closely interwoven and this connection affects overall health
Treatment aims to correct this relationship between structure and function enabling the body to do what it does naturally, heal itself
Many people choose chiropractic care instead of surgery, or simply because they have pain which is brought on by stress or physical injury. This may be chronic low-back pain, neck pain, headaches or other pain-related health conditions such as fibromyalgia. Although chiropractic is not a treatment for any one disease or condition, if there is a misalignment, chiropractic may help a body's healing ability. Because chiropractic is a natural, non-surgical and non-invasive treatment it is smart to consider chiropractic for any of these pain related issues and definitely before undergoing any surgery for such problems.
If surgery is clinically indicated, chiropractic is also often utilized even after surgery to assist the body in its natural healing process.