What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the function of the neuromuscular skeletal system.
Neuro meaning nerves.
Muscular meaning muscles.
Skeletal System meaning bones, the surrounding joints, and connective tissues.
The chiropractic adjustment influences the direct relationship between structure and function of the body. An adjustment is a low force high velocity thrust into a joint. This sometimes creates a cavitation (i.e. pop) when the joint is realigned. The ‘pop’ is simply gas releasing form the joint while fluid rushes in providing the joint with necessary The ‘pop’ is simply gas releasing from the joint while fluid rushes in providing the joint with the necessary nutrients to ensure the tissue stays healthy. During this process the entire neuromuscular skeletal system is affected, thus helping the body return to optimal function in the surrounding structures. Chiropractic increases range of motion, supports immunity, reduces pain, effects mood, and decreases anxiety. It also improves performance in both animals and people.
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