The most commonly performed therapeutic procedure by chiropractors is known as a chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation. The purpose of this procedure is the restoration of joint mobility through the manual application of controlled force into joints that have restrictions in their movement due to an injury of the tissues. Tissue injury can be due to the result of a singular occurrence, such as improper or sudden movement when handling something heavy, or through repeated stresses on the area with causes like poor posture, being overweight, or repeated stressful movements under ordinary conditions. These injured tissues can lead to physical or chemical changes that cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function in those afflicted. Manipulation and adjustment of the joints and tissues in these areas can help to restore mobility, as well as alleviate pain and tightness. Through the use of adjustments or manipulations, chiropractic care assists these tissues to heal properly.
No part of our body is without an accompanied dominance of the nervous system. Improper function of the spinal column due to misalignment also referred to as subluxation can lead to poor health and function, even in areas with seemingly far relation to the spine itself. The slightest malfunction of the spine can change the communication of nerve impulses, preventing portions of the body from functioning at an optimal level.
Chiropractic Care – Natural Medicine
Chiropractic care is a natural method of care using spinal adjustment to correct spinal misalignment, restoring optimal function to the nervous system, and stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. Chiropractic care does not enlist the services of drugs or surgery, instead employing specifically targeted force to areas of the spine to correct issues with misalignment. The procedures and methods contained under the heading of chiropractic care aid the communications of nerve transmission, and assist the body to heal and recuperate in a natural way.