Instead of only treating symptoms that temporarily make a person feel better, a chiropractor finds the cause of the problem and corrects it to help the person return to a healthy, pain-free lifestyle.
Technically speaking, chiropracty, or “chiropractic” as it’s more commonly known, is a system of medicine based on diagnosis and manipulation of misalignments of the joints and their connection to the nervous system. As a profession Chiropractic focuses primarily on the spine but also treats other neuromusculoskeletal issues including pain in the joints in extremities and headaches. Chiropractors administer manual manipulations which are also known as chiropractic adjustments. The goal of these adjustments is to improve the nervous system, organ, muscle, tendon, and other soft tissue health of patients. Chiropractic medicine can help patients live more active, healthy lifestyles and avoid unnecessary drugs or surgery. It’s estimated that around 50 million Americans visit a chiropractor each year.