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Chiropractic Care: What Is It, Really?

By Genevieve Cunningham

Chiropractic care. You’ve undoubtedly heard of it. You know people who visit the clinic in order to alleviate back pain or neck discomfort. You may have even thought about getting care for yourself. But when it comes down to it, what exactly is chiropractic care? What is the main purpose of a chiropractor, and how do they accomplish their goals? Chiropractors are more than back doctors, that’s for sure. To gain a better understanding of this form of health care and to see what benefits it may bring to your life, take a look at this quick and easy information guide.

The Technical Definition

According the the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care is a health care technique that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and central nervous system, and the effects of these kinds of disorders on the overall health of the body. They focus on the spine and the way that it interacts with other systems in the body. They look for problems that occur due to ill health of the spine, and then use spinal manipulation to heal the spine and the body.

Layman’s Terms

That might sound great, but what does it mean? In short, chiropractors look at the spine, look for problems, and then use their hands to correct these problems. These problem areas can cause a wide array of negative symptoms including pain, headaches, inflexibility, a weak immune system, and many others. The problems may vary from person to person, but chiropractors are skilled at focusing on the individual and enhancing their health in a holistic manner.

Treatment and Benefits

So what exactly does a treatment look like? It generally consists of a chiropractor using their hands to gently manipulate the vertebrae of the spine. This removes restrictions from the vertebrae, and brings about a wealth of benefits. These benefits may include pain relief, improved flexibility, greater mobility, better focus, fewer headaches, a stronger immune system, and many others. If you want better health, there’s no doubt that chiropractic care can help in a big way.

If you’re interested in adding chiropractic care to your routine, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the hassle. You’ll also get to meet and work with chiropractors who truly care about our health and well-being. Chiropractic care can bring so much good to your health and life. Get moving in the right direction beginning with a quick stop at The Joint as soon as today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.

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