The examination of the spine to evaluate structure and function is what makes chiropractic care different from other healthcare procedures. Your spinal column is a series of sliding bones which begin at the base of your skull and end in the center of your hips. Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves extend down the spine from the brain, and exit through a series of complicated networks which influence every living tissue in your body.
Accidents, fall, stress, tension, overexertion, and countless other factors can result in a displacement or derangement of the spinal column, causing irritation to spinal nerve roots, which can result in severe pain. The Chiropractic approach teaches that reducing or eliminating this irritation to spinal nerves can help your body operate more efficiently which eventually means little to no pain for you.
Chiropractic care also places an emphasis on nutritional and exercise programs, wellness and lifestyle modifications for promoting physical and mental health. Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or diagnose the need for surgery, chiropractors do refer patients for medical care when necessary. In fact, chiropractors, medical doctors, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals now work as partners in occupational health, sports medicine and a wide variety of other rehabilitation practices.