Chiropractic is more than just doctors relieving pain. Think of a Chiropractor for your spine as you would a dentist for your teeth. They do more than just treat pain; we also prevent disorders and occurrences to preserve your health. Chiropractic is about taking pressure off nerves, adjusting the spine for proper alignment, improving range of motion, decreasing the wear and tear our bodies take, and evening out the wear and tear our spines receive.
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, and pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians, practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
To achieve heath, Chiropractors have several different therapies, and realize each patient is not like the other. The most common therapy is the manual hands on approach. This is the normal twisting, turning, popping, and clicking approach many people think of when they hear the word Chiropractor. For some people this is the therapy their body reacts to best in means of better health and body.
Chiropractors also have a lighter way of adjusting and treating patients called KST. It requires none of the techniques used in the hands on therapy; instead we use an electronic handheld device. The device provides proper adjustment gently and safely to the body. If individuals are sensitive to manual adjustments, this process many times can be used.