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What is Chiropractic


What is Chiropractic?

Questions and Answers

Why I should see a Chiropractor?
What will a Chiropractor do for my first visit?
Different types of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic and Wellness
Chiropractic and Low Back Pain
Chiropractic: Headaches and Neck Pain
Chiropractic Care for Senior Years
Chiropractic and Children, Infants and Toddlers
Chiropractic : What are Subluxations?
What is an Adjustment
Chiropractic Maintenance Care
Your Diet and Chiropractic Care
Exercise and Your Health
Proper Posture: A Key to Your Good Heath

 Chiropractic and Health Care

Dr. George I. Traitses

Chiropractic promotes a philosophy of healthy living based on good physical, mental and emotional health. Chiropractic treatment uses the body's natural healing system to safely relieve interferences in the spine, muscle and nervous systems that can disrupt the proper functioning of every cell in the body. Thus, chiropractic treatments are effective both for the relief of existing conditions, and to increase overall health and wellness.

 The personal and social costs of symptoms such as back and neck pain are extremely high; they are largely preventable. In fact, chiropractic treatment is recognized by physicians, nurses and other health care professions as a safe, natural and effective way of eliminating pain related to dysfunction in the spine, muscle and joints and as an important element in maintaining good health.

 Chiropractic treatment and advice increase one's knowledge about how the body works and the individual's ability to maintain good health. Including chiropractic in one's regular health care routine can arrest problems before they become chronic. Chiropractic treatment should be a regular part of healthy living.

 In our current economic climate, as the need to focus on cost-effective treatment continues to grow, health care professionals from many disciplines increasingly are recognizing the values of chiropractic for its long-term benefits, both to patients and the health care system overall. Chiropractic advice and treatment can teach people how to take greater control of their health and avoid persistent pain and chronic problems. Also, chiropractic is safe and natural, drawing upon the body's own recuperative power to do its work. In fact, clinical trials have proven that chiropractic treatment is often the best solution for both low back pain and migraine headache. Thus, although the personal and social costs of spine and muscle pain are enormous, they are largely preventable and usually treatable. Chiropractic is a key factor in lowering the level of these costs.

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Chiropractic is a branch of the health sciences which focuses upon the body's neuromusculoskeletal system. A chiropractor is concerned with how your body's skeletal and nervous system is functioning. Since your spine is the key highway for your central nervous system, a chiropractor is trained to use a variety of diagnostic methods to examine and treat your spine and bone structure.

Although the major focus of chiropractic is on the spine and central nervous system, your chiropractor is concerned with the wellness of your whole body. Since your nervous system determines how well you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally, many problems you are experiencing may be related to a problem with your spine and nervous system.

 Chiropractic Philosophy 

Chiropractors believe in whole body wellness. Wellness means many things to different people. To your chiropractor, wellness is the state of health where your body is free of interruption or interference to any part of your nervous system, enabling you full expression and enjoyment of life. Chiropractic care works to ensure that your nervous system is working fine, and this enhances your well being. Your chiropractor will discover any problems that are interfering with your nervous system and through hands-on-healing will work with you to eliminate them. After chiropractic care your body will be better able to heal itself. This, in turn, aids your body in maintaining optimum health and contributes to your overall wellness. Chiropractors believe in a holistic approach to health and healing, and have spearheaded this powerful health care trend in North America.

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