What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a branch of the health sciences which focuses upon the body’s neuromusculoskeletal system. A chiropractor is concerned with how your body’s skeletal and nervous systems are functioning. Since your spine is the life line of the body and protects your central nervous system, a chiropractor is trained to use a variety of diagnostic methods to examine and treat your spine and nervous system.

Although the major focus of chiropractic is on the spine and central nervous system, your chiropractor is concerned with the wellness of your whole body. Since your nervous system determines how well you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally, many problems you are experiencing may be related to a problem with your spine and nervous system. Chiropractors practice a drug free, manual approach to health care that includes patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment. In particular, chiropractors assess patients for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, extremity joints, and their effect on the nervous system. As a result of taking a physical assessment and patient history, chiropractors are able to provide a diagnosis for the patient’s present condition and develop a comprehensive treatment and management plan. Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic, exercise, to utilize other non-invasive therapies as well as; provide nutritional dietary and lifestyle counseling.