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Chiropractic

  • Chiropractic diagnoses, treats and prevents disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the nervous system and general health. Chiropractic is the art of detecting and correcting interference in the nervous system, and performing adjustments to reduce malpositioning of the spinal cord, nerves, and vertebrae.

    Purpose

    With over 20 recognized techniques, chiropractors work to correct differences in muscle tone associated with misaligned vertebrae and pinched nerves. When it is free of interference, the nervous system appropriately responds to stress, which increases a person’s level of health.

    What is involved?

    A chiropractic examination may involve neurological, x-ray and orthopedic tests to evaluate a patient's condition. Treatment involves manual therapy provided by the chiropractor as the patient passively lays on a table or bench.

    What is proven?

    Studies show chiropractic may be an effective therapy for back pain, neck pain, spinal disc problems, and pinched nerve syndromes; (e.g. sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome). Results have also shown a benefit for migraine headaches, fatigue, childhood ear infections, high blood pressure, and many other syndromes.

    What is a chiropractor's training?

    A chiropractor attends the same number of classroom hours as a medical doctor. Every chiropractor passes an individual state exam and four separate national exams to obtain a license.

    Special considerations

    If you have cancer metastasis in your bones, it's very important to check with your oncologist before using chiropractic services.

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