What is Chiropractic

According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, "Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health."

The Goal of Chiropractic

Because chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, many individuals incorrectly assume that chiropractors treat only back and neck ailments. While we do quickly and effectively eliminate back and neck pain, it's not the only goal. The objective is to restore and optimize human health. 

How Chiropractic Differs

There is a significant and very important difference between the way chiropractors and medical doctors approach health ailments. When evaluating and treating patients, chiropractors take a holistic approach which includes identifying and correcting the cause(s) of the patient's health ailment. In contrast, the medical approach tends to focus more on the treating the symptoms of a condition rather than focusing primarily on the actual cause(s). Chiropractors believe that correcting the cause of the problem provides significant long-term benefits over only treating the symptoms. 

The Benefits of Chiropractic

The benefits of chiropractic go far beyond relieving back and neck pain and can help people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.  

Chiropractic treatment is proven effective against many common ailments, including:

• Low Back Pain
• Mid and Upper Back Pain
• Neck Pain
• Headaches
• Shoulder and Arm Pain
• Leg Pain (Sciatica)
• Joint Stiffness
• Muscle Spasm
• Numbness and Tingling
• Low Energy
• Stress
• Scoliosis
• Sports and Personal Injuries
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• TMJ: Temporomandibular Joint Disordes
•  Knee Pain
• Tennis and Golfer's Elbow
• Ankle Pain
• Work Related Injuries
• Sprains and Strains