“Chiropractic” is a specialised health care profession that emphasises the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine and pelvis) and function (as controlled by the nervous system).
The skull and moving bones of the spine, protect the intricate components of the nervous system (including the brain, spinal cord and nerve roots).
A loss of normal motion or position of these bones can irritate or impair the function of the nervous system, resulting in impaired health and often pain. The immobility of these spinal joints can also lead to accelerated wear and tear, or osteoarthritis in the spine.
Chiropractors aim to restore proper spinal biomechanics and improve spinal and nervous system function primarily through the gentle art of chiropractic adjustments.
A Chiropractic adjustment is a specific pressure/force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving properly. This adds motion to the joint, helping the joints to gradually regain more normal motion and function.
As joint mobility and function improves, interference to the nervous system is often alleviated, with the result that the body is able to restore function in the relevant symptomatic area.
Spinal adjustments are comfortable, safe, and highly effective.
Chiropractors are the spinal health experts, providing a health care option that can help manage pain as well as assist in achieving optimal health and well-being.