Chiropractors first evaluate and diagnose the spine to find any mis-alignments in the spine. These mis-alignments in the spine are called “Sub-luxations”. We find these areas by using x-rays or by palpating the spine using our hands to determine where and how the vertebra has been mis-aligned. Chiropractic is a type of alternative medicine based on the scientific fact that our nervous system controls or influences the function of every tissue and cell in your body. Interference of the nervous system will affect how the nerves communicate to every muscle, tissue and organ in our body. It takes a different approach to healing in which we believe that by removing the interference of the nerve, the body will heal itself.
All body functions are controlled by the nervous system. Sometimes the spinal vertebras will get misaligned which will cause pressure on the nerve which will lead you to feel discomfort/pain and even at times radiating pain to wherever the nerve is traveling. Once the Doctor finds these areas of misalignments the chiropractor will adjust these areas gently using his hands to remove the interference of the nerve, which will help reduce the pain or discomfort to the area in which the nerve is affecting. Many people visit chiropractor for treatment of back and neck pain as well as sprains or strain in the body. Often times, the muscles can get tight or inflamed causing the vertebras to be pulled out of alignment. These injuries can cause pain and limit your movement. By adjusting your spine you will help eliminate any interference from the nerve, which allows your body to function at its optimal ability.