What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a "hands-on" therapy designed to adjust the relationship between the body's structure and its functioning. Chiropractic manipulation, usually spinal, can also include the adjustment and manipulation of the joints and soft tissues. Such care may also involve therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises.
How does it work?
The theory behind chiropractic care is that the spine and an individual’s overall health are very much connected; this connection is managed through the nervous system.
The most common form of treatment is called spinal manipulation,
or adjustment. This treatment includes a thrusting force which aims to increase the range of motion for a given joint. These thrusts help to manipulate and stimulate muscles along the spine.
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