Chiropractic is the largest natural health care profession in the Western World.
The reason Chiropractic is so popular is that it gets to the cause of many health problems, and then allows the body to restore good health and function. Chiropractic is not all about the alignment of your spine. In fact, chiropractic is concerned primarily with the function of your nervous system and how it relates to your posture, muscles, organs, movement and wellbeing. Chiropractors are highly educated with a minimum of 5 years full time study at an accredited university. Chiropractors are the Spinal & Mobility Experts.
The reason Chiropractic is so effective for such are variety of conditions is that your brain and nervous system rely on proper movement for much of its information. We call this proprioception. Due to our modern lifestyles where many of us sit too much and exercise too little our spine absorbs much of this repetitive stress day in day out. As a consequence it becomes less mobile and more susceptible to symptoms (such as pain) developing. A chiropractic adjustment gently restores normal (specific) movement and neurological/brain function as well as facilitating healing around areas of stress. Other strengthening and proprioceptive exercises are often used to compliment your progress.
Chiropractic is a natural, safe and effective treatment for all kinds of health problems ranging from those experienced by the newborn baby to the elderly. There are many different chiropractic techniques, some of which involve adjustments by hand or other tools. Most adjustments actually feel good and will rarely cause any pain. Contrary to common belief you do not need a referral to visit a chiropractor.