Chiropractic is a profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous system and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuro-musculoskeletal complaints ie. Conditions that arrise from the functional relationship between the muscles, the bones and the nerves that pass through or around them.
The most common conditions treated include (but is not limited to), back pain, neck pain, joint pain, hip, shoulder, leg and arm pain and headaches. See section on “we help”.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as Chiropractors – practice a drug free, hands-on approach to health care. This includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.
Chiropractors have at least 8 years of University education and training. They have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.