A Chiropractor is a doctor who specializes in the detection of spinal misalignments. These misalignments are found in the bones of the spine (vertebrae) and are called subluxations. When vertebrae become subluxated, interference is created in the body's tissues (ie. muscles, heart, lungs, stomach, immune system, bones, etc...). These spinal mis-alignments can cause a distortion in the body's nervous system (ie. brain, brain stem, spinal cord, spinal nerves, etc...), and may be expressed as many different symptoms such as fatigue, depression or anxiety, headaches, sore throats, low back pain, colic, indigestion, asthma, etc...
In order to treat these complaints, a Chiropractor uses a specific and specialized hands on treatment called a Chiropractic Adjustment. The purpose of the adjustment is to remove any nervous interference caused by the mis-alignment, restoring the body's nervous system to its optimal level and enabling the body to restore its health. The wellness aspect of Chiropractic focuses on the maintenance and restoration of bodily functions (like regular tune ups for you car) thereby minimizing symptoms and optimizing health.
Who Does A Chiropractor Help?
A Chiropractor helps everyone, including newborns, children, adolescents, pregnant patients and seniors. The Chiropractic Adjustment is modified according to the age, size and condition of the patient. People seek Chiropractic care for many reasons including health optimization, pain reduction and control, as well as a natural approach to wellness care.
Reprinted, in part, by a publication of Dr. John Minardi, D.C.