What is Chiropractic
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession concerned with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disorders of your muscles, bones and joints and the effect they can have on your nervous system, spine and peripheral joints. So you can enjoy a better quality of life.
A common misconception about chiropractic is that it is only used for treating back and neck pain. Although these are common complaints in a chiropractic office, the principle can be applied to all the joints of the body from head to toe.
Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific adjustments, done by hand, to free joints of the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. This will improve the function of the joint and enable proper communication between your brain and your body. So you can enjoy less pain and better movement.
Most often, this requires a short impulse to a joint that can result in an audible ‘crack’ or ‘pop’ and can bring immediate relief of pain and other symptoms. The ‘crack’ or ‘pop’ is simply the sound of gas bubbles popping in the fluid of the joint as the pressure is released. It is perfectly normal and is no more significant than any other release of gas from the body.
Chiropractic treatment helps to correct the postural imbalance created by every day activities, peoples ‘bad habits’, or specific traumas. The treatment is typically pain-free, and usually requires a short impulse to the affected area, your chiropractor will also use soft tissue techniques to treat the surrounding musculature, if your individual case requires. So you can experience the best care for your needs.