Chiropractic care is a healthcare discipline that works to relieve specific pathology symptoms while boosting your own body's healing potential. It is a comprehensive treatment approach that is non-invasive, drug-free and effective for treating a long list of health issues. Here’s how it works.

Chiropractic healthcare is based on the complicated relationship between your body’s musculoskeletal system and the relationship it has to your body’s nervous system. By optimizing that relationship, chiropractic care can provide the kind of restorative function your body needs to overcome and prevent injury, infection and pain.

When spinal bones are improperly positioned or have improper motion, proper communication between your brain and body can be limited and even disrupted. This is known as vertebral subluxation. It's your body's natural stress response to the misalignment and proper function of joints that can result in joints locking, muscle spasms and severe pain.

Many things can lead to a vertebral subluxation. Some of the more common causes include:

  • A vertebra going out of place (“misalignment”) because of a slip or fall (i.e., “macrotrauma”).
  • The entire spine misaligning globally due to poor posture.
  • Joint swelling caused by damage done to the intervertebral joint.
  • An inflammatory response caused by a poor diet, lack of pure water or psychological stress.
  • Osteoporosis or degenerative changes of the spine or intervertebral discs.
  • Trigger points and tight back muscles that pull the vertebrae out of place.