Why you should go to a chiropractor
Chiropractors practice a form of health care that focuses on the relationships within the body’s structure, with a focus on the spine. Part of the chiropractic philosophy involves a belief that issues within the body’s natural structure can cause problems with the functions in other areas of your body, notably the nervous system. The spinal chord serves as the main structure of your nervous system by communicating information from the brain to the rest of the body.
Chiropractors believe that subluxation, a misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine, is the main cause of neck and back pain. They treat these misalignments with hands-on therapy called manipulation, including: applied pressure, massage and manual adjustment of the vertebrae and joints.
Chiropractors also deal with other spinal problems, such as invertebral disc conditions, sprains, strains and non-spinal problems such as joint issues, ankle, knee, elbow and shoulder pain caused by injury or other disorders.
Along with specialized chiropractic care, your therapist will provide you with rehabilitation exercises and advice on posture and stress management, to name a few. The most important aspects of chiropractic care are the comprehensive approach to treatment and management of chiropractic pain.