What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the world’s largest non surgical, non drug prescribing primary contact health care profession.
Chiropractic is a natural approach to health based on the fact that you are a self healing, self regulating organism. Your nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) controls and coordinates every function in your body – EVERYTHING!
Your nervous system controls emotions, moods, digestion, organ function, muscle movement, immune system, hormone system, circulation…
YES EVERYTHING! If there is interference in your nervous system caused by lack of motion between the vertebral segments this is called “vertebral subluxation complex”. Your body becomes no longer 100% self healing and self regulating. Uncorrected vertebral subluxations may have negative affects on your health and well being. Simply put, our goal is to locate the points of interference or subluxations, remove them (and their cause), and allow you to heal its self. We help people GET healthy and STAY healthy by correcting subluxations or nerve interference and show people ways to prevent reoccurrences.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the application of a specific force in a precise direction, applied skilfully to a spinal joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving as it should. This can help improve or restore motion to the joint, helping the spine to gradually regain more normal motion and function.
There are many ways to adjust the spine. Usually the chiropractor’s hands or a specially designed instrument delivers a brief and highly-accurate thrust. Some adjusting methods are quick, whereas others require a slow, constant or indirect pressure.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe?
Chiropractors use skill, not force or strength to conduct specific chiropractic adjustments. Various types of manual therapy and low force interventions are also used where appropriate.
Chiropractic care has a very low risk profile, especially when compared with more invasive methods of spinal healthcare however, all forms of chiropractic treatment have the potential for adverse reactions in some people.
When treating patients, chiropractors are no different to any other health professional (including GPs). They make an assessment and develop a treatment plan in accordance with the needs of the patient and provide advice on future management strategies.