A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine. Most chiropractors seek to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients as well as to educate them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat pain.
The idea is to properly align the bodies spine, so that it can heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support.
Chiropractic treatment is primary used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones and connective tissues, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.
Chiropractors can help with:
Chronic back pain
Headaches or neck pain
Stress and anxiety