What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a form of natural health care that focuses on treating a patient without the use of drugs or surgery.
Doctors of chiropractic, commonly known as chiropractors, are primary health care providers licensed in all 50 states.
It is recognized by governmental healthcare programs, such as Medicare, Workers Compensation programs and more.
Every year more than 30 million Americans see chiropractors as a part of their regular health care programs.
What can Chiropractors treat?
One of the major issues that Chiropractors deal with is spinal misalignment. Spinal misalignment can lead to many problems because our nerves run through our spine. Our nerves are connected to our internal organs and control all the functions in our body, not just our limbs!
Spinal problems can lead to body sluggishness, fatigue, stress, insomnia, allergies, asthma, immune loss, and gastrointestinal disease.
Chiropractors frequently treat individuals with problems such as headaches, joint pain, neck pain, lower back pain, and sciatica.
Chiropractors also treat patients with arthritis, spinal disk problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis sprains, and strains.
Chiropractors also have the training to treat a variety of conditions such as allergies, asthma, and digestive disorders.
What is a Sublaxation?
A deviation in the spine can be large enough to be seen with the naked eye, or even too small for the untrained eye to find. When it is large, the spine can bend forward or even bend to an easily identifiable s-shape.
The gap that causes acute pain (strained back) is a small gap in the spine called a subluxation. The small gap is usually about 1mm to 3mm.