A very 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.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic Benefits you might not have known:
Improves joint mobility, function and health.
Makes tight muscles loose and loose muscles tight and improves the contractibility (thereby strength) of the muscle.
Decreases degeneration of the joint and connective tissues (arthritis).
Decreases the on--going inflammatory process associated with the subluxation.
Improves circulation taking stagnant blood out and bringing new blood in.
Speeds up the recovery process.
Improves nerve system function and the individual nerve’s ability to carry nerve impulses more efficiently.
Strengthens the immune system.
Improves individual organ system function (heart, lung, sinuses, digestive, etc).
Improves a person’s disposition (they’re more FUN to be around).
Calms a hyperactive mind and energizes a depressed mind.
Increases energy, vitality and improves sleep.
Relieves/Improves Prenatal Discomfort
Decreases length of labor and associated back pain.
Decreases the adverse effects of stress.
Improves athletic performance (for ANY sport).
Improves Quality of Life by enhancing the enjoyment/fulfillment of a person’s Key Values
Prevention ability for sickness, disease and pain.
Improves overall health and wellness for infants and children.
Improves cognitive ability (ability to THINK more clearly).
The Education of a Chiropractor
The typical applicant at a chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Because of the hands-on nature of chiropractic, and the intricate adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical training.
Chiropractors undergo a rigorous education in the healing sciences, similar to that of medical doctors. In some areas, such as anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation, nutrition and public health, they receive more intensive education than their MD counterparts. Like other primary health care doctors, chiropractic students spend a significant portion of their curriculum studying clinical subjects related to evaluating and caring for patients. Typically, as part of their professional training, they must complete a minimum of a one-year clinical-based program dealing with actual patient care. In total, the curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by an accrediting agency, the Council on Chiropractic Education, that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
This extensive education prepares doctors of chiropractic to diagnose health care conditions, treat those that are within their scope of practice and refer patients to other healthcare practitioners when appropriate.