What is Chiropractic? | Family Practice of Chiropractic | Chapin, SC

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What is Chiropractic?

 

 

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.  Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

 

Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.*

 

Chiropractic Research Studies: 

http://www.acatoday.org/level3_css.cfm?T1ID=13&T2ID=61&T3ID=150

 

Chiropractic Educational Requirements:

http://www.acatoday.org/level3_css.cfm?T1ID=13&T2ID=61&T3ID=151

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

http://www.acatoday.org/level3_css.cfm?T1ID=13&T2ID=61&T3ID=152

Everything in your body is connected to, and controlled by your brain through your nervous system. From the largest organs down to the cells in your body, everything is affected by your nervous system which flows through your spine. When a spinal segment is misaligned, it is referred to as a subluxation. Subluxations can put pressure on the nerves and may cause you to experience adverse symptoms from pain to the malfunction of organs, glands, and systems (circulatory, digestive, etc.)

 

Please refer to the chart below to see the sections of the spine, the nerves that branch off the spinal cord in those sections, and to see what parts of your body are controlled and affected by those nerves.

You may also click the link below to access an interactive spine simulator to learn more about the nervous system and subluxations:

3D Spine Simulator

* Information taken from the American Chiropractic Association's website: http://www.acatoday.org/level1_css.cfm?T1ID=42

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