Chiropractic is a healing art, science and philosophy, discovered over a century ago that places emphasis on maintaining the structural integrity of the spine to support proper functioning of the nervous system.
Chiropractic focuses on improving the function of the spine and nervous system. The nervous system is the master system in the body. The brain receives information from special nerve receptors in the body (mechanoreceptors) that tell the brain critical information about where that body part is in space and how it is functioning. Based on this information coming to the brain, the brain sends signals to various muscles, tissues and organs in our body via the nervous system to control and coordinate their function. If spinal bones are not aligned or not moving properly (subluxated) they can change the information the brain receives and compromise the communication between the brain and body. This can have profound effects on the how the body can adapt and function. Long standing issues can lead to maladaptation. Chiropractors locate and correct any of these "subluxations" causing nerve interference, so that your body can function optimally.
Chiropractic can be an effective for many health conditions, including the following: