Chiropractic maximizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The focus is placed upon 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.
Because chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, many individuals incorrectly assume that chiropractors treat only back and neck ailments. While chiropractic can effectively assist with conditions related to the back and neck, the overall objective is to restore and optimize health.
Proper alignment of the musculoskeletal system allows the nervous system to function normally which leads to optimal health. Spinal subluxations (misalignments) and other misalignments of the bony structure are gently and skillfully adjusted by the use of the hands or gentle instruments to enhance the relationship between structure and function.
Short-term and regular chiropractic care have a number of benefits including, spinal and extremity pain relief, relief with headaches, increased mobility and range of motion, decreased muscular dysfunction and stiffness, increased joint health, improved energy and performance, improved balance and coordination, reduction of injury risk, reduction of degeneration, optimized tissue healing and lessened tissue inflammation, and most importantly improve overall function.