Chiropractic is a safe and natural, hands on approach to healing and health. It can be described as both a Science and a Philosophy.
It is a Science as it is based on sound scientific principles and continuous research. It is a philosophy because Chiropractors believe that the human body can heal itself if the underlying problems are addressed. This is in contrast to masking symptoms with drugs or performing avoidable surgery.
Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions which are due to mechanical dysfunction of all joints but mainly the spine and the effects on the nervous system. All of us, through our daily lives put stress on our spines.
This stress can be PHYSICAL; like a back or neck injury, poor posture etc. CHEMICAL; poor diet, medicines, drugs etc, or EMOTIONAL; job stress, family stress etc. The body will react differently, from mild ache to being in severe pain. But almost always, the spine will "stiffen" in response.
The Chiropractor will adjust the spine to restore it to it's natural state of structure function and movement.
Once the spine begins to function better, tissues will heal better, the nervous system will return to normal and pain and discomfort should ease.