What is Chiropractic?

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

Thomas A. Edison

“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.

How Can Chiropractic Care Work for You?

At Seattle Active Wellness we don’t just treat the conditions people generally associate with chiropractic, we provide wellness for your entire body. Treating the central nervous system certainly benefits the spine—resulting in less back and neck pain—but can also benefit every part of your body from head to toe.

Ailments specific to the spine, such as neck pain or scoliosis, can be effectively treated by chiropractic treatment. So can general aches and pains, joint pain, or pain specific to other areas of the body. Earaches, wrist aches, headaches, and lung problems can all be alleviated by chiropractic practice—you name it and Seattle, WA chiropractic can help fix it.

Not Just Physical Health—Maintaining Your Mental Wellbeing Through Chiropractic

Chiropractic isn’t just for your physical wellbeing; it’s beneficial to your mental and emotional health as well. By realigning your body and helping it function more correctly, chiropractic treats anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, and more. Chiropractic helps you sleep better, improves your mental health, and helps you feel well both mentally and physically. This is our ultimate goal in practicing chiropractic in Seattle, WA.

Chiropractic is much broader than the realignment of the spine or joints—its overarching purpose is to heal both your body and mind, improving your quality of life overall. Make an appointment with Seattle Active Wellness for a chiropractic adjustment. You’ll love how much better your body and mind feel.