What is Chiropractic?


Chiropractic is a health care discipline based on the scientific premise that the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body. “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning “done by hand.”

The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving bones of the spine protect the intricate communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. If these nervous system pathways are impaired, malfunction of the tissue and organ function throughout the body can result.

Chiropractic also places an emphasis on nutrition and exercise and healthy lifestyle modifications to obtain true health.

The Chiropractic Adjustment

A chiropractic adjustment is a very safe, gentle and effective form of therapy. The chiropractic adjustment respects your bodies innate healing and recuperative powers. Special adjusting techniques may be used for babies or the very young. Each adjustment is specifically tailored to the child’s age, size and unique spinal problem. Most children enjoy the experience and look forward to their chiropractic adjustment.

The Chiropractic Philosophy

Chiropractic is more than merely fixing your spine. Chiropractic respects your body's innate ability to heal itself. Chiropractic restores and maintains vital communication between your brain and body so that you can achieve your maximum health potential.

In fact, Chiropractors believe chiropractic care should be thought of as you would good dental hygiene or indeed good nutritional care, always essential for your general good health.