Chiropractic – What is it?
Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure and function.
Subluxation literally means “less than a dislocation.” Like a blocked gear in a motor, a subluxation is simply a joint that is stuck in an abnormal position. Subluxations typically arise from acute trauma (car accidents, work injuries, falls, etc.) or from more chronic stresses (bad postural habits — sitting/standing/sleeping/lifting, poor workstation design, repetitive/overuse motions, etc.). They may be relatively minor, producing no apparent symptoms, or may be more advanced, resulting in pain, inflammation, stiffness, and possibly even organ disturbance.
Although it has become renowned as an effective treatment for neck and back pain, chiropractic’s primary goal is really to optimize health.