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What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves of the body, particularly those of the spine. Treatment consists of a wide range of techniques designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm. Chiropractors use their hands to make specific adjustments to improve the efficiency of the nervous system and release the body’s natural healing ability.

Chiropractic Care balances the spinal column and relieves mechanical and structural stress on the nervous system. Chiropractors use their hands to adjust the joints of the spine and extremities where signs of restriction in movement are found; this improves joint mobility, relieves pain and stimulates the nervous system.

Accidents, falls, stress, tension and overexertion are a few factors which may prevent the spine from moving properly within its normal range of motion. These factors can result in the movement of the vertebrae causing irritation to nerves.

Your spinal cord has 31 pairs of spinal nerves which exit from the spinal column. The spine provides protection to the delicate spinal nerves which exit from the spinal column, mobility and weight bearing support for your upright position. With a restricted nerve supply, the body is not able to perform to its full potential.

Man with chiropractor's hand on his shoulder