Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.
Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuro-musculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs. Headaches, dizziness and general fatigue and muscle aches are also common conditions treated by chiropractors.
Many people don’t actually suffer from pain but rather symptoms such as tingling, numbness, aches and spasm. These are also very common symptoms treated by a chiropractor.
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.
When needed, Chiropractors work with other physicians to help you return to a healthy condition as quickly as possible.
Manipulations | Adjustment
The treatment most associated with chiropractors is commonly referred to as a manipulation or an adjustment. While some chiropractors use instruments to perform these adjustments, the majority of chiropractors use their hands to mobilize joints in the spine or other areas that need this type of care. It is virtually painless. Most patients equate the feeling and sound of the manipulation with “cracking” a knuckle.