Most people believe chiropractors are bone doctors, however this belief is only partially correct! Chiropractic is actually more focused on the nervous system. When bones of the spinebecome misaligned due to stress, trauma, or chronic misuse, the spinal bones place pressure on the nerves above and below that bone. These nerves go out into the body and control all bodily functions such as hand and arm movement, sensation, and even organ function. When the bones of the spinal column put pressure on these nerves, patients can have many symptoms including pain, numbness, tingling, muscle soreness, and weakness.
This nerve pressure can be corrected by chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments are gentle spinal manipulations that correct the spinal misalignments and allow maximal space for the nerve to function. Chiropractors can also adjust joints in the arms and legs to restore full range of motion and relieve discomfort.
Here are several conditions that Chiropractic can treat