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Chiropractic

What Is Meant By Chiropractic?

A chiropractic adjustment is a therapeutic treatment where a licensed chiropractor uses their hands or special instruments to manipulate joints in your body. This treatment is also called spinal manipulation or joint manipulation. A chiropractic adjustment can help reduce pain, correct your body’s alignment and how your body functions physically. Chiropractic adjustments offer treatment that complements traditional medical care you receive.

Who is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor treats many conditions affecting the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Think of a chiropractor as a doctor who cares for any kind of muscle, bone or joint pain or dysfunction. The most common reasons for a chiropractic adjustment include:

  • Lower back pain.
  • Neck pain.
  • Muscle pain.
  • Headaches.

 What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors treat aches, pains, creaks and strains. If you’ve got a problem that involves your musculoskeletal system, a chiropractor can offer alternative methods of treatment that don’t involve prescribing medicine.

Treatment that a chiropractor may offer includes:

  • Adjustments: To gently realign joints to decrease pain and increase range of motion.
  • Soft-tissue therapy: To relax tight muscles, relieve spasms and release tension in the connective tissue that surrounds each muscle (fascia).
  • Exercises and stretches: To restore and maintain joint stability and mobility.
  • Joint bracing/taping (Kinesio taping): To support sprained joints or muscles as they heal.
  • Referrals to integrative medicine experts: For guidance on diet and nutrition to reduce inflammation and/or promote healthy eating to manage weight.

What does a chiropractic adjustment treat/manage?

Each person who seeks a chiropractic adjustment has a unique reason for their appointment, but all chiropractic adjustments treat your musculoskeletal system. Some people choose to have a chiropractic adjustment if they have the following conditions:

  • Arthritis.
  • Frequent headaches.
  • Healing after an accident or whiplash.
  • Joint pain and dysfunction.
  • Lower back pain.
  • Neck pain.
  • Sciatica.
  • Stiff muscles or muscle aches.

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