Chiropractic is a health profession focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of biomechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system – specifically the spine – and their effects on the function of the nervous system and general health. The spine is a critical part of the body as the main support and protects the spinal chord, which connects the peripheral nervous system to the brain.
Chiropractors are trained specialists who use modalities and adjustments to improve the body’s function. Adjustments are procedures involving the use of hands or small instruments to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal is to encourage proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal system and to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury.