What Is A Chiropractor And What Do They Do?
A Chiropractor is a doctor who specializes in the detection of spinal misalignments. These misalignments are found in the bones of the spine (vertebrae) and are called subluxations. When vertebrae become subluxated, interference is created in the body's tissues (ie. muscles, heart, lungs, stomach, immune system, bones, etc...). These spinal mis-alignments can cause a distortion in the body's nervous system, and may be expressed as many different symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, sore throats, low back pain, colic, indigestion, asthma, etc...
In order to treat these complaints, a Chiropractor uses a specific and specialized hands on treatment called a Chiropractic Adjustment. The purpose of the adjustment is to remove any nervous interference caused by the mis-alignment, restoring the body's nervous system to its optimal level and enabling the body to restore its health. The wellness aspect of Chiropractic focuses on the maintenance and restoration of bodily functions (like regular tune ups for you car) thereby minimizing symptoms and optimizing health.