What is Chiropractic?
The practice of chiropractic care enhances the body’s ability to heal and regulate itself. Vertebra house and protect the nervous system, the body’s communication super highway. When those bones are misaligned or have lost their ability to a full range of motion, tissues and organs can malfunction throughout the body.
The actual definition of chiropractic comes from the Greek word, “chiro” meaning hand and “practic,” meaning practice or operation. Even today much of chiropractic care deals with, “hand treatments” that manipulate the alignment of the spine into its rightful place, thus enabling the body to heal and correct itself.
Natural health is the primary focus of treatment within Chiropractic medicine. Treatments are prescribed through the use of x-ray, spinal manipulation and decompression, and often are accompanied with physical therapy and exercise. Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or conventional medicine.
Currently in the United States more than 84,000 Chiropractors provide service to more than 30 million Americans each year. As primary health care providers, they are licensed in all 50 states and are recognized with governmental health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Worker’s Compensation and more. With over 10,000 Chiropractic students currently enrolled, it is the fastest growing health care field in the nation!
People of all ages and with a myriad of health concerns have found health and wellness through the treatments and lifestyle changes found through Chiropractic care. The most commonly recognized are those the suffer from head aches, joint pain, lower back pain, sciatica and neck pain. Other health issues that can be treated include osteoarthritis, spinal disk conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome sprains, tendonitis and strains. Surprising to most, Chiropractors can also treat conditions such as asthma, allergies and digestive disorders.