Each year, more than 22 million Americans choose chiropractic care for a variety of conditions, from chronic neck and back pain, to rehabilitation following and accident or injury. Chiropractic works by restoring the inherent recuperative powers of the body.
Chiropractors perform spinal adjustments to correct misaligned or subluxated vertebrae. Correcting these misalignments can have a beneficial effect on the nervous system and help to relieve pain and restore proper function within the body. The chiropractic approach to healthcare is holistic, stressing the patient’s overall health and wellness.
It is a total, preventative approach to health that deals with addressing the cause of the problem rather than just the symptoms. Chiropractic considers all aspects of the patient’s life including diet, exercise, lifestyle habits, environmental influences, heredity and physical and emotional stress. Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments trigger the release of natural painkillers in the body known as endorphins which help to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation.