Chiropractic care is a health-care profession that focuses on the spine and other joints of the body, and their connection to the nervous system. The word “chiropractic” means “to be done by hand.” Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. They help patients maintain optimal health while avoiding unnecessary drugs or surgery. An estimated 50 million Americans see a chiropractor each year.
A chiropractor is a doctor who specializes in spinal health and well-being. They focus on the prevention, diagnosis and conservative care of spine-related disorders and other painful joint issues. In addition to adjustments, chiropractors also provide soft-tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations, fitness coaching and nutritional advice.
A chiropractic adjustment is a safe, specific, controlled force applied to a joint to restore proper function and mobility. Accidents, falls, stress or overexertion can negatively impact your spine or other joints. These changes impact tissues, the nervous system and other areas of the body. Left unresolved, this can make you more susceptible to chronic problems. Chiropractic adjustments reduce pain, increase movement and improve performance.
Chiropractic care costs about the same as, or less than, other types of healthcare and is included in most health insurance plans.
Chiropractors collaborate with other health-care providers every day. They are trained to refer you to the appropriate specialist as needed.
Chiropractors use scientific research, clinical experience, and patient preferences to provide the best care possible. 95% of past-year chiropractic users say it’s effective, and 89% recommend chiropractic to their friends and family.