WHAT IS A CHIROPRACTOR?
CHIROPRACTIC CARE IS A NATURAL METHOD
Chiropractic Care is a natural method of health care with the proven ability to relieve pain, increase vitality and promote well-being.
RESTORES THE BODY
The human body possesses a natural ability to restore itself. This ability depends on a healthy nervous system. Life’s events such as auto accidents, sports injuries, repetitive work and life stresses are factors that can overwhelm the body’s ability to adapt. The joints of the spine ‘lock up’ when these sorts of events occur, limiting range of motion. Spinal joint restriction or misalignment results in irritation or pressure at the spinal nerve.
CORRECTING SUBLUXATIONSA chiropractor can correct these structural distortions. They are referred to as known as subluxations, restoring the body to its optimal form and function. Local symptoms of subluxations may include pain, tenderness, swelling, tingling, numbness, or spasm around the joints of the spine, back, and neck. Many times these sensations extend further into the shoulders and arms, around the rib cage, or into the hips and down the legs.
IMPAIRED NERVESImpaired nerve coordination causes the whole body to suffer. Vital instructions flow between the brain and the body by way of spinal nerves. These instructions inform and direct the body as to when, where, and how it needs to heal itself. By irritating nerves, subluxations interfere with the essential brain/body exchange, thereby compromising the normal function of the body’s organs and tissues. A chiropractor clears the path for the body to maintain its own health.
DOCTORS OF CHIROPRACTIC
Doctors of chiropractic are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of primarily spinal conditions. That’s why an increasing number of back pain sufferers are turning to them for fast, effective, and reliable care. More hospitals and private practices are now working closely with doctors of chiropractic in order to ensure the best quality of care for patients who suffer from spine-related injuries and dysfunction.
The benefits of chiropractic services have also been shown to extend beyond reduction of back and neck pain. Chiropractors have proven helpful in the reduction of headache pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, jaw pain, sciatica, and tingling in the arms and legs. The rewards of chiropractic care are plentiful.
People under the care of a chiropractor report better health and overall feeling of wellness. Nerve interference can affect anyone, which is why people of all ages experience relief and improved health through chiropractic care. A qualified doctor of chiropractic will best determine the appropriateness of care for each patient. No method of health care has proven itself to be more effective than chiropractic in helping those who suffer from back and neck pain. Doctors of chiropractic are the most highly qualified professionals in evaluating and caring for these, as well as many other health problems.
A CHIROPRACTOR’S EDUCATION
The professional program leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree is very demanding. Chiropractic students continue their study of the sciences, including pathology and biochemistry, at a highly detailed level. Their education continues into the advanced clinical sciences including orthopedics, neurology, examination procedures, differential diagnosis, and X-ray interpretation. During this entire process, aspiring doctors of chiropractic gain knowledge of the philosophy and practice of health care and chiropractic.
Doctors of chiropractic refine their technical adjusting skills in technique classes. During clinical internships student doctors perfect these skills. Finally, all chiropractors must pass the rigorous national board of exams and state exams before entering the field.