Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions caused by the mechanical dysfunction of the joints and their effects on the nervous system.
Chiropractors use their hands to adjust or mobilize the joints of your spine and limbs where signs of restriction in movement or misalignments are found. The purpose of this procedure is to improve your spinal and nervous system function, and overall state of health. There are many different ways to adjust the spine. Some spinal adjusting methods are quick whereas others require a slow, constant pressure; however, usually the doctor’s hands or a specially designed instrument are used. After years of training and clinical experience, each chiropractor becomes highly skilled in the variety of spinal adjustment procedures and spinal manipulations.