Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body. Chiropractors assess the condition of the spine and look for areas where the vertebrae are misaligned. These misalignments, also called subluxations, can cause pain, arthritis and disc injury. The moving bones of the spine protect the vulnerable communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. If the nervous system is impaired, it can cause malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body.
A chiropractic adjustment is performed to restore normal alignment of the vertebrae, thus taking pressure and uneven loads off the disc and nerve. An adjustment does not hurt. A chiropractic adjustment has been proven to increase motion, increase circulation, reduce swelling and pain, and remove nervous irritation. Once this nervous irritation is removed, your body is able to do what it is designed to do - heal itself.