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What is Chiropractic?

“Chiropractic” comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning “effective treatment by hand.” Most people know that Chiropractic focuses on the spine, but may not fully understand what a critical role our spine plays in our central nervous system. When we experience vertebral subluxations, misalignments of the vertebra, it interferes with neurological messaging between the brain and cells, organs, muscles, joints, systems of the body.

Chiropractic is based upon the understanding that good health depends upon a normally functioning nervous system, which is housed in the spinal column. The structure of the spine dictates the function and health of the nervous system. Chiropractors are the only doctors trained to detect, fix, and prevent vertebral subluxations; by detecting and gently reducing or removing subluxations, chiropractors work with the body, rather than despite or against the body, to allow the body to do what it is supposed to do — self-recover, adapt, and heal.