When it comes to pain management and relief, Chiropractic care is a branch of healthcare that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure – mainly the spine – and its function. Conditions commonly treated by chiropractors include back and neck pain, headaches, sports injuries and repetitive strains. Patients also seek treatment of pain associated with other conditions, such as arthritis.
Chiropractic is derived from Greek words meaning “done by hand.” In practice, this translates to Chiropractic adjustments of the spine and joints to help relieve pain and stiffness, improving the function of the associated nerves, joints and muscles.
Subluxations ( a misaligned vertebra) can cause inflammation and ultimately the pain in nerves, joints and muscles. By manually adjusting vertebra, Chiropractors correct subluxations, restoring the nervous system to its optimal level.
Chiropractic treatments begin with a medical case history, orthopaedic and neurological evaluation and might conclude with adjustments to help realign the spine.
Scientific evidence proving that the chiropractic care works is overwhelming. Over the past 20 years, many controlled and independent research studies have shown again and again that chiropractic care is safe and effective for treating low back pain, neck pain, headaches and other conditions relating to the spine.