Chiropractic is used to treat pain and enhance healing by addressing fixations in the spinal column that affect the nervous system leading to a wide variety of complaints, including back pain, neck pain, pain in the extremities, and headaches.
These fixations occur when spinal joints become restricted and affect the normal range of motion, causing an imbalance on the right or left side of the spinal column. Fixations can lead to muscular and neurological discrepancies, in part, because they cause the nerves to fire too much, which exaggerates symptoms and causes distress on the muscles and stress at the cellular level.
Chiropractic adjustments restore motion and function in the spine so the nervous system can calm down and tissues can heal. Chiropractors are trained to examine and diagnose the patient and then make specific adjustments to the spine and the areas of the body that are not working properly. Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle counseling.
“The skeletal and muscular system is like a pulley system. If you have a rusty wheel that doesn’t turn well, you have to pull harder on the rope, and it becomes frayed. The system isn’t as efficient as it should be. Chiropractic fixes the inefficiencies and restores normal strength and range of motion.”
– Dr. Claudia Kindler
Please visit the American Chiropractic Association to learn more about the Chiropractic Health Care profession.