What is Chiropractic?
The word “chiropractic” means “to be done by hand.” Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. The National Institute of Health describes chiropractic as “a health care profession that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure—mainly the spine—and its functioning. Although practitioners may use a variety of treatment approaches, they primarily perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body with the goal of correcting alignment problems, alleviating pain, improving function, and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.” (https://nccih.nih.gov/health/chiropractic/introduction.htm)
Simply put, chiropractic is about adjusting the spine to improve health naturally.
The idea of the spine being the source of many different types of pain and disease is nothing new. Hippocrates also called the Founder of Modern Medicine, based his medical practice on observations and on the study of the human body. He held the belief that illness had a physical and a rational explanation. In the 4th century B.C., he is quoted to have said: “Look well to the spine for the causes of disease.”
Thomas Edison said, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Through chiropractic, you can achieve that care and disease prevention without the use of medication.
Here are some of the things Chiropractic has been shown to help: