What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is an alternative form of health care that specializes in the relationship between the spine and the function of the nervous system. When spinal joints are not functioning properly, spinal subluxation, many important structures in those areas can become compromised. Muscles can become weak and most importantly, nerves become irritated, and then the body cannot fucnction properly. Chiropractic care involves manipulations or adjustments to the spine, joints, and soft tissues relating to spinal dysfunction.

Hand & Practice. The word “Chiropractic” combines the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (practice) to describe a treatment done by hand. Hands-on therapy with an emphasis on spinal adjustment is central to chiropractic care. Chiropractic is based on the premise that the relationship between the body’s structure (primarily that of the spine) and its function (as coordinated by the nervous system) affects a person's health. National Institutes of Health, February 2012.