What is it?
Chiropractic care focuses on restoring normal alignment and mobility of the body’s joints—to allow for natural, surgery-free healing. A chiropractor’s goal is not to give patients drugs so they don’t feel pain, but to discover the source of the pain and correct the problem.
The nervous system is the master control system of the entire body, but it depends upon the normal function of the joints for it to function properly itself. When your vertebrae are moving improperly, they inhibit operation of the nervous system, which can lead to a wide variety of physical problems.
Is it safe?
Chiropractic treatments are incredibly safe—actually they’re one of the safest kinds of health care available. And your chiropractor has studied extensively to fully understand the body’s systems. The chiropractic training program is comparable to the program of study for medical doctors. According to the American Chiropractic Association, more than 30 million people visited doctors of chiropractic last year for a variety of conditions, and more and more medical doctors are referring their patients to doctors of chiropractic.
What problems can it address?
In addition to preventive and wellness care, chiropractic can be used to treat allergies, headaches, lower back pain, fibromyalgia, neck and shoulder pain, numbness, leg pain, scoliosis, and other health issues.
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