Chiropractic (Greek: done by hand) is a special form of health care which recognizes the body's ability to heal its self. The doctor of Chiropractic focuses on the structure and function of the muscles and the joints of the body, especially those of the spine, and helps return them to a healthy state. A Chiropractic Adjustment is a specific, gentle, thrust given to the joints in order to restore proper motion. The "pop" sound is a normal response from the joint capsule as the internal pressure is quickly decreased. The adjustment has several effects: increasing joint fluid circulation, decreasing joint and muscle inflammation and relaxing muscle spasms. These immediate, localized results can have profound effects on other parts of the body by reducing pressure on nerves, arteries and veins, and increasing lymphatic flow. When the structure of the body is intact, aligned and working properly, the body will function as its best and heal itself.
Please don't take chances with your health. A wellness plan that's easy to understand and follow through on is key to good health all through your life. Make chiropractic a cornerstone of that plan, and you're well on your way to living a life that's active and free from pain.