Chiropractic is . . .
a health-care profession that
focuses on the spine and other joints of the body, and their connection to the
nervous system. The word “chiropractic” means “to be done by hand.” Chiropractors
use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. They
help patients maintain optimal health while avoiding unnecessary drugs or
surgery. An estimated 50 million Americans see a chiropractor each year.
A chiropractor is . . .
a primary care doctor who specializes in spinal health and
well-being. They focus on the prevention, diagnosis and conservative care of
spine-related disorders and other painful joint issues. In addition to
adjustments, chiropractors also provide soft-tissue therapies, lifestyle
recommendations, fitness coaching and nutritional advice.
A chiropractic adjustment is . . .
a very safe,
specific, controlled force applied to a joint to restore proper function and mobility.
Accidents, falls, stress or overexertion can negatively impact your
spine or other joints. These changes impact tissues, the nervous system and other
areas of the body. Left unresolved, this can make you more susceptible to
chronic problems. Chiropractic adjustments
reduce pain, increase movement and improve performance.
Chiropractic care costs . . .
the same as, or less than, other types of health care and is
included in most health insurance plans.
Chiropractors collaborate . . .
with other health-care providers every day. They are trained
to refer you to the appropriate specialist when needed.
Chiropractors use . . .
scientific research, clinical experience, and patient preferences
to provide the best care possible. Ninety-five percent of past-year
chiropractic users say it’s effective, and 89 percent recommend chiropractic to
their family and friends.
Chiropractic is safe, effective, affordable care.