What is chiropractic?
The word "chiropractic" comes from the Greek words "cheir," meaning "hand," and "praktos," meaning "done." Done by hand. It's a healthcare discipline focusing on the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system and its impact on overall health.
Chiropractic care involves manipulation of the spine and nervous system in order to treat and prevent disorders and misalignments. This technique is known as "chiropractic adjustment."
The human body is a complex and interconnected machine with an incredible ability to heal itself, given the right conditions - the role of chiropractic care is to create the right environment for that natural healing to take place. Chiropractic patients report dozens of benefits, including some you might not imagine as being related to skeletal alignment:
- Improved mobility
- Decrease in back pain, neck pain, headaches (including migraines and tension headaches), etc.
- Alleviation of ear aches and improvements in hearing capacity
- Improvements in symptoms of asthma
- Lower blood pressure