Chiropractic is a health system that focuses on the joints, nerves, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. These same cells, tissues and organs create your body’s hormones and cellular physiology. This means any impairment of the nervous system will directly impact proper body physiology and chemistry.
Using whole body and spinal structural assessment, chiropractic strives to identify and remove barriers to fluid movement in order to enhance function and decrease pain. Although perhaps best known for effective treatment of neck and back pain, chiropractic care is also a potent intervention in the treatment of headache, hip, knee, and shoulder pain and dysfunction, as well as other joint and muscle complaints.
Adjustments are utilized in a joint that has restricted movements to return normal motion to the vertebrae. Decreased motion can happen for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident or fall. This has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system.