Chiropractors are neuromusculoskeletal specialists who have undergone extensive training (4 years post graduate) in the assessment and treatment of many common health conditions that are either directly or indirectly related to spinal fuction. These conditions include but are not limited to back pain, headaches, sinus problems, indigestion, joint pain and decreased energy.
Since all of the nerves of our body course through the spinal column, when spinal misalignments (also commonly referred to as subluxations) occur, they can obstruct and/or irritate the flow of nervous system signals as they travel from the brain to the body or as they travel from the body to the brain. When these critical signals are compromised, the body is not able to heal and organize itself properly. Often this process occurs sub-clinically, meaning that we do not necessarily feel "symptoms" of decreased function despite the fact that it is occurring. Over time, symptoms invariably appear, along with the potential for a more chronic health problem. Understanding the potential effects of spinal misalignment it is clear that Chiropractic is not just about "back pain".
Chiropractors are the only health professionals that undergo years of training in identifying spinal misalignments and correcting them through specific spinal adjustments. Chiropractors also receive extensive education in Lifestyle Medicine (nutrition, exercise, and stress management) enabling them to address all aspects of the causes of spinal misalignments, which often include a combination of physical, emotional and chemical stresses.
The chiropractic technique that we use most often is called Torque Release Technique. Go to the Torque Release section to learn more.http://www.tantaluswellness.com/services/torque_release_technique/