Relief from Neuromusculo-skeletal discomfort and neurological pain through manipulation of the spinal joints.
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession belonging to the field of complementary and alternative medicine. The field is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions (those affecting the muscles, the spine and the nerves.
Chiropractors must complete a professional postgraduate degree to become a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), which typically takes around 4 years of postgraduate training . This means most chiropractors spend a total of 7 to 8 years of relevant studies before they can practise independently.
Video courtesy of Palmer College of Chiropractic
What conditions can chiropractic treat?
Chiropractic treatment can address a whole range of conditions related to the muscles, spine and nerves.
Such areas include:
Arm and shoulder pain
Foot and ankle pain
Hip and pelvic pain
Lower back pain
Neck and upper back pain
What does chiropractic treatment involve?
The heart of the chiropractic treatment method involves 'chiropractic adjustment'. During a chiropractic adjustment, a chiropractor uses hands (or a device) to apply a controlled, rapid force to a specific spinal joint in order to realign the spine.