What is a chiropractor?
What an excellent way to begin. A chiropractor earns a doctorate degree to become a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.). A doctor of chiropractic (D.C.) is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular (the nerves and the muscles/soft tissues) disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through adjusting the joints of the body. The brain is where the nervous system begins and ends. The brains sends signals to parts of the body for movement (motor to each muscle/including posture), sensory (touch/hot/cold/pressure/tingling/numbness/pain), hormones; which includes digestion, the sleep and wake cycle, and such things as vision, memory, and speech. Parts of these nerves are solely located in the head. But many important nerves travel down the spine into various parts of the body.
What do chiropractors do?
Chiropractors goals are often to reduce pain and improve functional movements that pertain to daily life. In some cases, chiropractors can also help improve specific movements needed in certain events or sports. While treating the patient, there is customized information that is used to educate the patient. This way the patient is more capable to account for their own health through exercise, ergonomics, posture, and other therapies to treat back pain. Our goal is to help you have healthy movement in both the joints and the muscles.