What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that looks to the spine as a trigger for many afflictions throughout the body. From between each bone in your back, a pair of spinal nerves exits and supplies each organ in your body with action potentials (impulses) from your brain and spinal cord. When a bone in your back gets "stuck" or "out of place", some local inflammation can occur. This inflammation can irritate the spinal nerves, causing pain both at the site of irritation as well as more distant areas, like arms or legs, hands or feet. Chiropractic, in its most traditional sense, helps to remove this irritation by restoring normal motion and integrity to the spine through adjustments.

Since its origin in 1895, chiropractic has evolved as a profession to include other forms of treatment, though it has remained at its heart a drugless, non-surgical intervention. Many chiropractors now use additional treatment methods to speed up healing and recovery time. Often, they incorporate forms of rehab, both passive (therapeutic ultrasound, cold-laser, electrotherapy) and active (stretching and exercises). Some incorporate nutritional counseling, to ensure that your body is operating at its full potential.

Most people who go to a chiropractor do so because they are in pain. Chiropractors have a good track record with low back pain, neck pain and headaches, but are licensed to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries and ailments. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that chiropractic may be beneficial for other conditions as well.

Some people go to a chiropractor when there is nothing wrong with them. They go for a "tune-up", and will often feel that this maintenance therapy helps to stave off any pain that they may otherwise experience. Many times they feel that their body just "works better" after getting adjusted.

Whatever your reason for seeking chiropractic care, Jenkins Chiropractic is proud to provide you with the best possible treatment and friendly, knowledgeable customer service. Call today to schedule your appointment.

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