Chiropractic Care What Is It?

The difference between Chiropractors and other healthcare professionals is that chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat what are called spinal subluxations. “Subluxation” is Latin for “somewhat or slight” (sub) and “to dislocate” (luxate). Therefore, the term ‘vertebral subluxation’ literally means a slight dislocation or misalignment of the bones in the spine.

When a subluxation occurs, a chiropractor can correct the misaligned bone and allow it to return to its proper position. This procedure is called an adjustment, which enables the body to heal. The chiropractic adjustment is a quick thrust applied to a vertebra for the purpose of correcting its position, movement or both.  Adjustments are often accompanied by an audible release of gas that sounds like a crack.  Furthermore, there are times when the audible cracking does not occur. This is often due to either significant  muscle tightness or that the patient may be having a hard time relaxing during their adjustments. To maintain results, several adjustments over a course of time may be necessary, in addition to massage, physical therapy, stretching exercises or strengthening exercises.

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Adjustments can help the following:

  • Asthma
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Bedwetting
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Colic
  • Ear Infections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Headaches
  • PMS
  • Pregnancy
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Slipped Disc
  • Stress
  • Whiplash
  • ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Upper Neck/Back Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Wellness

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