What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a system of health care that focuses on the nervous system as a key component of health. It is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls every cell, tissue, and organ system of your body. Many everyday activities, poor posture, and muscle imbalances can result in altered biomechanics and alter the normal position or motion of spinal segments, resulting in irritation of nerves and the areas they affect. Practitioners treat people by detecting these areas of dysfunction and adjusting the vertebral column and extremities to restore normal nerve function and proper biomechanics.
What can I expect on my first visit?
After reviewing your medical history and discussing your specific problem, a thorough orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examination will be performed. X-rays may be taken to uncover structural and functional problems of the spinal column. The findings of these examinations will be explained, and a determination is made whether or not the condition will respond to chiropractic care. A treatment plan will be initiated or the necessary referral will be made.
What is an adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up,” or not moving properly. This adds motion to the joint, helping the bones gradually return to a more normal position and motion. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to improve spinal function, improve nervous system function and improve health.