Things To Know About Chiropractors

Chiropractors treat more than back and neck pain

Chiropractors treat pain anywhere in the body: in the back and neck and also in the head and jaws, the shoulders, the elbows and wrists, the hips and pelvis, and the knees, ankles and feet.

Chiropractors look at the whole musculoskeletal system and treat the root of the problem. Chiropractors ensure that not only that the joints are moving properly, but also that the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, cartilage and nervous system are all functioning well.

The true philosophy of chiropractic is not to treat specific diseases. Chiropractic removes interferences caused by misalignments in the spine, muscles and other joints, thus allowing the body to heal itself like it was designed to do.

Chiropractors don’t prescribe medication

Instead of prescribing medication, chiropractors look for the cause of the problem within the body and healing that. Chiropractors can perform soft tissue therapies, prescribe corrective exercises, and provide manipulation of the spine or joints. They encourage patients to empower themselves through a preventative lifestyle.

Chiropractors focus on prevention

A chiropractor's objective is to restore your health long term, in addition to relieving your symptoms in the short term. A chiropractor will ask how you move throughout the day (standing, sitting, walking, using a computer keyboard, etc.) and how you sleep at night.

By teaching you how to position your body at your desk, when you’re standing and moving, sitting, and when you’re in bed — and by incorporating stretches into your daily routine — future problems can be prevented or lessened.

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How you move through the day, sit and sleep at night can either keep your body in proper alignment or can cause chronic misalignment.