Chiropractic care, or chiropractic medicine, is a form of healthcare that utilizes natural and drug-free approaches to manage pain that is derived from the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Some conditions that we often manage in the office include:
- Headaches and Migraines
- Neck Pain and Stiffness
- Back pain and Sciatica
- Shoulder and Hip Impingement
- Ankle Stiffness and Sprains
- Disc Herniations
The primary tool that chiropractors utilize in their treatment is the adjustment, often referred to as spinal adjustment, chiropractic adjustment, or alignment. But this is not their only tool. Chiropractors are also known to utilize manual therapy techniques and rehabilitative techniques, similar to physical therapists.
The adjustment occurs when a chiropractor delivers a precise force to a restricted joint. The joint can be one of the joints of the spine or it can be one of the many other joints in the body, like the shoulder, hip, ankle, or wrist.
The primary goal of the adjustment is to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and to allow tight or hypertonic muscles to return to their normal state.
If you have questions about chiropractic care, please feel free to reach out to us today and schedule your free consultation!