Chiropractic is an alternative holistic approach to health. Chiropractors use the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, neurology and kinesiology to help the body heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractors use a “hands-on approach” to examine, diagnose and treat issues involving the relationship between structure (the spine) and function (coordinated by the nervous system). When Dr. Smith looks at a why the patient has sought out help at her office she looks at both the spine itself and the muscles in the body as well as the integrity of the nervous system. By looking at all three aspects of the body she can efficiently address the underlying cause of pain or lack of function. When all of these issues are addressed it is important to then incorporate and analyze exercise habits, nutrition, and lifestyle choices to help preserve and restore health and prevent re-injury!
Chiropractors main goal is to relieve pain by finding the underlying structural cause of dysunction and help restore proper function through a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractors are specifically trained to utilize the chiropractic adjustment to help address issues ranging from headaches, low back pain, neck pain, TMJ, knee pain, rotator cuff injuries, joint stiffness, sciatica, neurological symptoms, sprain/strains, whiplash, muscle weakness and imbalance, and so much more. A chiropractic adjustment is a specific technique that utilizes a very specific and controlled force to a specific joint in the spine to help restore proper alignment which allows for full motion and proper function throughout the spine and nervous system. When a proper and specific adjustment is used it can help relieve not only pain but help the body utilize its fullest potential.