Doctors of chiropractic diagnose, treat and help prevent conditions and disorders related to the back, neck, pelvis, extremity joints and the effect they have on the nervous system. For information about the education and training that chiropractors must complete to become licensed, please click here.
Every tissue and system in your body is controlled by your brain and spinal cord, which send information out to the body. The nerves that exit the spine travel not only to muscles and joints, but also control your heart, lungs, digestive system, immune system, reproductive organs, blood vessels, and many other organs and glands. It is the nerve supply to these body systems that keep them healthy and functioning properly. When your spine is not moving properly, these restrictions can lead to inflammation, which will affect the nerves and may ultimately lead to pain, decreased function, and poor health.
Chiropractors use manual adjustments to help restore movement to the restricted joints in your spine, which helps not only to decrease pain, but also to ensure that your nervous system can do its job!