Chiropractic is a branch of medicine which is based on the premise that the human body is a self- regulating and self-healing organism. Thus chiropractors do not use drugs (pharmaceuticals) or surgery, which are exceedingly invasive to the body. Instead chiropractic physicians remove irritants to the nervous system and its surrounding tissue along with providing nutritional and physical support through lifestyle changes, diet alterations, supplementation, and exercise.
Chiropractic medicine is a form of natural health care that focuses on treating the patient as a whole and not the individual symptoms. Chiropractors are physicians who work with the physiology and biochemical aspects of the human body including: spinal, musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular, nutritional, emotional, and environmental relationships. In 50 States, doctors of chiropractic are primary health care providers.
Chiropractors commonly treat patients with headaches, neck pain, back pain, “pinched nerve”, sciatica, spinal disk conditions, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, sprain/strains, and other joint pain. However chiropractors see patients with many other conditions such as digestive issues, allergies, asthma, hormonal imbalance, rashes, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and more. The chiropractic physician does not utilize drugs or surgery, thus they do not diagnose or treat infectious disease. Doctors of chiropractic do however help create balance within by utilizing natural non-invasive methods which balance physiology bringing the patient back to a natural state of health.
The brain, spinal cord, and nerves bring vital information to your organs, tissues, and cells. If this information does not reach its destination your body becomes imbalanced; your organs do not function properly. The result of homeostatic imbalance is disease and eventually death. Chiropractic works by removing the irritation which inhibits the communication between the brain and rest of the body. Chiropractors do this by applying a directional force to the joints within the spine realigning the joints(facets) and returning function.