Chiropractic is the science of locating spinal misalignments, called subluxations and correcting the alignment of the spine. The spinal corrections, or adjustments, help allow the body express its natural healing abilities. Removing or reducing nerve interference helps your body recover from injuries and fight off disease.
A subluxation can only be corrected by a Doctor of Chiropractic. A chiropractor locates a subluxation using physical tests, clinical experience, and sometimes x-ray findings. Once located, a subluxation is corrected by introducing a specific force to the vertebra which is subluxated and helping it gain its proper position.
Each patient responds differently to chiropractic care. Many factors must be weighted when determining the progress of one's care. Whether subluxation was caused by a new injury or whether it has been there for many years can change treatment dramatically.
Chiropractic has been found to be remarkably safe. Chiropractic is a conservative approach to healthcare. Beacause there are no drugs or surgery involved with chiropractic, it is a safe, natural way to help reach 100% health.
Chiropractic can be extremely helpful during pregnancy. A woman's body goes through so many changes at this time which causes laxity in ligaments and shifting of weight-bearing structures which could lead to low back pain. Not only do chiropractic adjustments help any low back discomfort, but also many patients report that their deliveries are faster and more comfortable.