Chiropractic is a conservative, natural, holistic, and rational form of health care focused on optimizing health and improving the quality of life. Chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions with an emphasis on spinal biomechanics, which is the application of mechanical principles on living organisms.
The core of chiropractic care is to normalize and maintain healthy biomechanics of the human frame. Since the musculoskeletal system accounts for more than half of the body’s mass and is the greatest energy user, it is important that it works efficiently. The chiropractic adjustment is the cornerstone of chiropractic care and is used to bring balance and alignment to the body to successfully treat a variety of different health problems related to the spine and nervous system.
The adjustment is focused on correcting misalignments within the spine and/or restoring function to a spinal joint that isn’t moving correctly or is “fixated.” The nervous system is the master control system that coordinates all activity within the body. Misalignments, or fixations of the spine consist of a mechanical and neurological component that cannot be physiologically separated.
Correction of spinal misalignments not only reduces pain and inflammation, it reduces muscle spasm and tension and normalizes spinal biomechanics. More importantly, it can remove nerve irritation and interference, which can improve overall health and wellness.
How is it done? Chiropractic adjustments usually involve a quick but gentle corrective force into the misaligned spinal vertebrae. This helps restore motion to spinal joints that aren't moving correctly. Adjustments are not—and should not—be painful. In fact, most individuals look forward to their chiropractic adjustments, which often secure immediate relief from discomfort.
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