Chiropractic is a form of manual therapy that literally means "done by hand". Treatment involves manual adjustments of the vertebrae of the spine as well as other joints of the body that can range from the ankle to the jaw. The Chiropractic adjustment helps to relieve pain by correcting the alignment and restoring normal mobility in the joints, thereby speeding up the recovery time and a return to everyday activities as soon as possible.
Adjustments to the spine are crucial in that the vertebrae form a bony housing that covers and protects your spinal cord, your body's information highway also know as your central nervous system. Stress and strain on your body (whether from an injury or poor posture and repetitive stress) can put pressure on the vertebral column thereby compromising the nerve signals that run to and from the central nervous system. That is why an issue in your spine can have other consequences like pain in your arm or leg.
Chiropractic can be used as a conservative effective treatment for:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain / headache
- Whiplash (motor vehicle accident)
- Sports injuries
- Joint pain
We also provide spinal correction utilizing an adjusting instrument as an alternative to traditional hands-on chiropractic techniques. With these instruments, there is no twisting or turning of the spine and no "cracking" during the adjustment for those patients who may be nervous about manual adjustments. These newer correction methods make Chiropractic even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.