CHIROPRACTIC – WHAT IS IT?
Chiropractic is a natural, gentle, healing art that recognises the body’s own natural healing abilities. Chiropractic literally means “done by hand” or “manipulation”. It is therefore a form of normalisation of the skeletal structure, particularly the spine. It is not a branch of medicine, but a separate health profession that does not use drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic care is based on the body’s innate capacity to heal itself. This is done by eliminating any interference in the nervous system coming from pressure in the vertebral column. The nervous system receives and transmits the impulses that control the proper functioning of the body.
How can they help you?
Chiropractors are specially trained to evaluate the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and determine how problems in these systems affect the overall health. Many types of joint pain are caused or aggravated by abnormal movement or restriction of the joints, called subluxations.
A subluxation takes place when a vertebrae (bone in your spine) moves out of position and puts pressure on spinal nerves. These nerves, which exit between the bones of the spine, have interference in the message that is being transmitted from the brain to the body causing a lack of coordination to the area of the body that nerve supplies.