What is Chiropractic?

The doctor of the future won’t prescribe medications, this doctor will instead awake the patient’s interest in taking care of his/her diet and in the cause and prevention of diseases. – By Thomas Edison

What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a natural type of health care that treats physical problems instead of symptoms. Chiropractic care is based on a simple, yet convenient principle: When the spine is properly functioning and you have a healthy lifestyle, the human body can easily heal itself. This is because the spinal cord, which is protected by the spine, is the nervous system’s main pathway. It controls feelings, movements and functioning of the entire body.

Dedicated and Skilled Support

Chiropractic school includes the study of at least six years of science and health care before obtaining a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (DC).

Your chiropractor works on restoring health and guiding you towards wellness by taking care of your spine, following a good diet and relaxing.

Why is the spine so important?

The spine is meant to carry the body’s weight and to protect the spinal cord that connects the brain to the rest of the body. Spinal nerves affect the entire body, therefore, any spinal problems could cause other problems.

Can chiropractic care help me?

Your chiropractor will check your overall health, focusing not only on your spine, but also on your lifestyle. Focusing on your overall health will help in providing the best treatment for your condition.


You and your chiropractor will discuss your symptoms, previous injuries, medical history and lifestyle, including physical activity related to your work and leisure time.

Physical Exam

Physical, orthopedic and neurological tests can indicate your spine’s vertebrae, disc and muscle condition. Your chiropractor will softly touch and move your spine checking for muscle spasms and pain, and vertebral movements.


X-Rays can show misalignment or other problems like fractures and arthritis. If necessary, other tests will be performed.


Based on your exam and other test results, your chiropractor will be able to recommend a treatment plan to alleviate the irritation that is causing pain and other symptoms. If necessary, your chiropractor will consult or send you to see other specialists.

How does a chiropractor better your health?

A chiropractor is qualified to restore the health of your spine. Your chiropractor stresses on a healthy lifestyle, as well as spinal adjustments.

Spinal Adjustments

After locating misaligned vertebrae in your neck or back, a chiropractor softly puts pressure by hand to return vertebrae to their normal position. Adjustments, after realignment, can alleviate headaches, pain and stiffness, and improve movement.

Other types of chiropractic care

Your chiropractor can help you understand the importance of right movements, proper posture, and strengthening exercises. Your chiropractor may also use different treatments, such as heat and cold packs, massage, and traction.

What can I do to keep me healthy?

Good posture

Keep in mind healthy habits to avoid future problems to the spine. Strengthen your whole body by having  proper posture and exercising.

Spinal check-ups

Just as you need regular dental check-ups, you and your family also need regular spinal check-ups. Even though you might not show any symptoms, chiropractic care is one of the best ways to control and avoid spinal problems.