What is Chiropractic
Chiropractic is a healthcare system based on the philosophy that structure and function in
the human body is a significant factor to total health. Further, the relationship between the spinal column
and the nervous system is the most significant to the restoration and maintenance of health.
Chiropractic therapy focuses on manipulation
("adjustment") of the spine and other joints to restore normal function and promote
homeostasis. "Subluxation" is the term that refers to misalignment of the spinal bones and/or other joints of the
body to the point that dysfunction occurs within the body. This dysfunction can cause many symptoms such as
pain, muscle spasm, weakness, and organ dysfunction in the body.
Diagnostic methods include radiographic exam, palpation, standard physical, applied
kinesiology ("muscle testing"), lab exams, neurological and orthopedic exams.
Chiropractic treatment may include heat/cold therapy, ultrasound, electric muscle
stimulation, traction, massage, exercise programs and instruction, exercise programs and instruction, Herbal
therapy, acupuncture, and other Naturopathic forms of therapy.