Chiropractic is a type of health care that works with the nervous system as well as the musculoskeletal system. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to diagnose and treat injuries and disorders that involve the nervous system, muscles and bones. New patients will undergo a consultation that involves reviewing past and current health conditions, medications and surgeries as well as a physical examination. Once this process is completed, the doctor will use all of the information to establish a diagnosis and create an individualized treatment plan.
Chiropractic is just as much about preventing injury and disease as it is about relieving pain from existing conditions. Because chiropractic adjustments decrease the stress that is put on the nervous system and keep proper motion within the joints, if a person becomes ill or injured, it is found that the healing process is much faster and often the need of medication is not necessary. The ability for the body to heal itself, decreasing the need for medication or surgery is increased if the person’s lifestyle combines chiropractic care with a health and active lifestyle.