What is Chiropractic
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of both the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to:
- back pain;
- neck pain;
- pain in the joints of the arms or legs; and
Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises.
The purpose of a “spinal manipulation” or “chiropractic adjustment” is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement. Manipulation or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractors use the honorary title of Doctor, when using the title practitioners are required to ensure it is clear to the public that they are Chiropractors.