Although most people have heard of chiropractic, many people aren't sure exactly what it entails. We want our patients to be empowered through education, so we provide this information to benefit those who are curious about chiropractic or who are considering it for themselves or a loved one. Chiropractic is a holistic, hands-on healing method that focuses on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
Chiropractic provides drug-free pain relief and improves the physical functioning of patients. Practitioners of chiropractic, who can be known as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians, hold degrees at the doctoral level. The mainstay of chiropractic treatment is manipulation, which is a hands-on form of treatment for joints that are causing pain and dysfunction.
Chiropractors may work on joints in the spine, arms, or legs. In addition to manipulation, a chiropractor may use adjunct treatments, such as muscle stimulation or therapeutic ultrasound, to help speed the healing process. Chiropractors also work with a patient to address any ergonomic issues that may be causing pain in the back, neck, or other joints.