Many people consult chiropractors seeking relief from all sorts of symptoms, the most common being back and neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, low back, buttock and leg pain and headaches.
The objective of chiropractic care is to enhance the natural healing abilities of the body by correcting a malfunction of the spine called a vertebral subluxation through adjustment.
A vertebral subluxation is a complex of abnormal vertebral movement, irritation and interference to the nervous system. This can cause alterations to muscle, balance, inflammation of the tissues, and changes to the chemistry of the tissues. The body is much better off without vertebral subluxations!
You would expect vertebral subluxations to cause pain, and some do, but many do not, going completely undetected until identified in a chiropractic examination. Corrections of vertebral subluxations through adjustment usually results in relief from pain, but more importantly, enhances the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
This might take time and a number of visits to achieve. It is wise to maintain your spine free from vertebral subluxations. Many vertebral subluxations do not cause obvious pain or other symptoms; so don’t wait until you are in pain before you have a chiropractic examination.
Like regular dental checkups, once patients experience the value of chiropractic many choose to continue. How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic treatment is always up to you.