Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments, including spinal manipulation.

Chiropractic care explores the relationship between the brain, the body, and the spinal cord in order to restore and maintain health. It is a philosophy, science, and art which utilizes the inherent recuperative powers of the body while placing an emphasis on maintaining its structural integrity.

The word chiropractic comes from the Greek and means practice or treatment by hands.


The chiropractic profession emphasizes the natural power of the human body to heal itself, and therefore chiropractic practice does not include the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractic physicians use natural or non-invasive treatment approaches including manual treatments, physical therapy modalities, exercise programs, nutritional advice, orthotics, lifestyle modification, and other patient education. The spine is vulnerable to misalignment (subluxations) caused by an injury or by an excess of physical, emotional, or mental stress. Resulting damage may impact the nerves leading from the spinal cord to vital organs controlling bodily functions. This can place extra stress on the body’s systems and health.

A Doctor of Chiropractic is uniquely trained to locate and correct these subluxations, reliving the nerve interference, thereby promoting the body’s natural health ability. Our body wants to be well, and it knows how to heal itself. Natural healing is about using remedies and therapies that assist the body’s innate ability to correct an imbalance which is causing disease.

The spine not only supports most of the body, it works as a "switchboard" for the nervous system. Nerves connected to all organs, muscles, and every part of the body exit the spine between each vertebrae. Signals from these nerves control the body’s organs, all sense, and life itself.

Optimum health reflects all areas of well-being: mind, body, and spirit.

The Causes of Spinal Misalignment

The causes of spinal misalignments are numerous and often unavoidable. They can occur any time in your life and may be present for many years before symptoms arise. Some of the most common causes of spinal misalignment are:

  1. A difficult delivery at birth can affect the spine for the rest of life.
  2. Children fall learning to walk during the critical growing years.
  3. Poor posture or an improper sleeping position.
  4. A slip or fall at any age or any type of sports injury.
  5. A motor vehicle accident causing shock or injury.
  6. Using the same body position or movement repetitively at work or play.
  7. Emotional stress, trauma or anxiety – don’t hold stress inside.
  8. Inadequate exercise, body movement, excess body weight.
  9. Lack of sufficient sleep or relaxation; excessive workload or exhaustion.
  10. Incorrect lifting practices or the improper carrying of heavy loads.

Consider chiropractic care for:

  • Allergies, asthma, hormonal imbalances
  • Treating ulcers, reflux, weight loss
  • Hyperactive children and adults or children with difficulties concentrating
  • Decrease stress, fatigue, anxiety while creating higher levels of energy
  • Increasing the effectiveness of the immune system
  • Specific conditions such as migraines and chronic and acute pain