What Is Chiropractic
Your spinal column is made up of 24 independent vertebrae allowing your body to move, twist and bend through everyday motion and activities. It also helps protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every organ, tissue and cell of the body. No matter what age you are or profession you take up, the everyday stresses of life can have a great impact on the structure of your spine. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time, playing sport, carrying children or heavy bags, bending, lifting, using mobile phones – essentially all of life’s activities bring with them the potential for spinal misalignments, known as subluxations.
Subluxations of the spine occur when a joint or vertebrae in the spine or the extremities is restricted creating lack of motion in that area and potentially negatively impacting proper nerve communication from the brain to the body. This may result in pain and discomfort and potentially in decreased function to parts of your body.
Chiropractic provides a, natural and drug-free option to locate, correct and prevent these subluxations by providing a gentle, targeted movement where needed to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities. This is commonly known as a chiropractic adjustment.