Chiropractors believe that your body has the ability to heal itself naturally. In fact, Chiropractic care was founded with that philosophy in mind. Chiropractic is the third largest primary health care profession in the world (following medicine and dentistry). Chiropractors like many other complementary health practitioners look at the body as a whole and offer a non-invasive, non-drug effective alternative to some of the significant health care problems plaguing the world today.
Chiropractors use their hands to adjust the joints of your spine and extremities where signs of restriction in movement are found, improving mobility and relieving pain. Your body’s own healing processes (which we normally recognize in its ability to heal bruises, cuts and broken bones) will then be able to get on with the task of improving your health. This treatment is known as ‘adjustment’ or ‘manipulation’.
By manipulating joints, chiropractors stimulate the joint movement receptors – your body’s position sensors which provide feedback to the brain on where the joint is in space. This stimulation can affect the way your nervous system works. Depending on where the nerve irritation has occurred in your spine, your symptoms may include the following:
- Digestive problems
- Disc injuries
- Headache and migraine
- Joint, posture and muscle problems
- Menstrual/pregnancy pains
- Spine and neck problems
- Sports injuries
- Tinnitus and vertigo
Chiropractors believe stress, poor posture, accidents, and sports can all stop the body machine running smoothly. Thousands of others have achieved greater health and pain-free living through chiropractic and our goal is to help you achieve your optimum health.