What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a form of healthcare that is drugless and non-surgical. Instead, chiropractic takes a natural hands-on healing approach.
Chiropractic is the science of addressing and correcting the causes of physical problems, rather than just the symptoms. Consequently, we want to know where you hurt, but more specifically we will find out why you hurt. Your chiropractic treatment will use natural health methods such as exercise, nutrition, diet and lifestyle modifications to promote wellness.
Doctors of chiropractic are physicians who consider man as an integrated being and give special attention to the physiological and biochemical aspects including structural, spinal, musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular, nutritional, emotional and environmental relationships.
What is spinal manipulation?
The manipulation (also known as an adjustment) is a high velocity low amplitude thrust given into a specific joint in order to provide therapeutic results. This precise procedure is performed following a thorough examination revealing improper function/mobility/alignment. This will relieve associated muscle tension, nerve irritation and assist healing.
Will the manipulation hurt?
The manipulation can sometimes cause some minor discomfort that has been described as a flu-like ache. The discomfort, if present, may occur following the first or second visit. This develops in only a small percentage of the patients. Overall the manipulation is generally considered painless and relieving.