Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body). "Chiropractic" comes from the Greek word chiropraktikos, meaning "effective treatment by hand". Hippocrates, the Greek physician, who lived from 460 to 357 B.C., also published texts detailing the importance of chiropractic care. In one of his writings he declares, "Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases".

Chiropractic stresses the idea that the cause of many disease processes begins with the body's inability to adapt to its environment. Chiropractic looks to address these diseases not by the use of drugs and chemicals, but by locating and adjusting a musculoskeletal area of the body which is functioning improperly.

What conditions benefit from chiropractic care?

Chiropractic is used mostly to relieve low back pain. Studies have found it also be effective for a variety of conditions, such as infantile colic, and pediatric ear infections, migraine headaches, neck and shoulder pain, sciatic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyaglia, PMS, irritable bowel syndrome, ADD, plantar fascitis, low back pain and more.

How safe is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is recognized as one of the safest types of health care in the world. Numerous studies, including those funded by governments, universities and nonprofit research institutions, have proven it to be a successful primary therapy for neuromusculoskeletal conditions -- a therapy that is safer, in fact, than most medical procedures used to treat the same conditions. Chiropractic is also widely used as a complementary mode of care for a variety of other conditions and diseases and to promote overall health and well-being.

Your body is designed to be a self healing and self regulating being. When ill health, pain or disease set in, that is a sign that something is interfering with your bodies ability to heal, and regulate itself. Chiropractors are the ONLY health professionals that are uniquely trained to locate, and remove these interferences thus allowing the body to heal it self.

Injuries or illnesses are an inevitable part of living. The causes can include sports injuries, on-the-job injuries, automobile accidents, migraine headaches, arthritis, etc.. It's not whether you'll experience a physical setback in life, but when. How pain enters your life may be beyond your control, but you do have choices in how to deal with it. Chiropractic is safe and effective.