The Benefits of Chiropractic
Short-term and regular chiropractic care have a number of great benefits. Pain relief is often the most noticeable benefit and can have the most immediate impact on your quality of life. But chiropractic can help in other ways, too.
- Low Back and Neck pain alleviation
- Headache alleviation
- Increased mobility and range of motion
- Decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
- Increased joint health
- Increased performance and energy
- Increased sense of well being and relaxation
- Increased balance and coordination
What Is Chiropractic?
According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, "Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health."
The objective of Chiropractic is to restore and optimize human health. In fact, according to a statement from The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, "The purpose of chiropractic is to optimize health."
What is a chiropractic Adjustment (treatment)?
The intention of a chiropractic adjustment is to affect or correct the alignment, motion and/or function of a vertebral joint. Specifically, they are intended to correct "vertebral subluxations", the term given to the signs and symptoms that result from abnormal alignment of vertebrae.
Manipulation is commonly performed on the spine and earned the name Spinal Manipulation Therapy. However, Chiropractic Adjustment Manipulation is performed to relieve pain and correct alignment in many joints throughout the body including your neck, shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hands, back, hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet.
How Chiropractic Differs.
There is a significant and very important difference between the way chiropractors and medical doctors approach health ailments.
When evaluating and treating patients, chiropractors take a holistic approach which includes identifying and correcting the cause(s) of the patient's health ailment. In contrast, the medical approach tends to focus more on the treating the symptoms of a condition rather than focusing primarily on the actual cause(s).
Chiropractors believe that correcting the cause of the problem provides significant long-term benefits over only treating the symptoms.