Chiropractic offers a different perspective on health. The focus is not just on getting rid of disease, but on achieving and preserving overall wellness. If you would like to know more about chiropractic care, we invite you to explore the pages in this section. You can read about the history and benefits of chiropractic care, find answers to common questions, and learn about some fundamentals of the field.
The spine is an amazing structure that supports our body and serves as the passageway for nerves that allow us to function. Understanding the spine and how to take care of it goes a long way toward keeping us healthy and moving.
Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct subluxations, or imbalances primarily in the spine but also in the extremities that can interfere with nerve signals that travel between the brain and the body.
X-rays can be a useful tool for identifying several spine and joint conditions and for guiding treatment. They allow us to see abnormal curvature of the spine and evaluate arthritic or growth changes that could not be detected without imaging
Research shows that chiropractic offers safe and effective treatment for a wide range of conditions. Because chiropractic care is natural and drug-free, risk is extremely small—less than that of most medications.
Chiropractic adjustments can improve joint motion, reduce nerve irritation and decrease muscle tension. Short-term goals include reducing pain and muscle spasms and restoring joint function and muscle balance. Long-term goals include getting you back to the normal activities of daily living.
The term “chiropractic” was coined in 1895 by D.D. Palmer, the founder of modern chiropractic care. But over 2000 years ago, Hippocrates recognized the spine as the key to health. This philosophy forms the basis of chiropractic care—from its ancient beginnings through today.