Chiropractors, also known as doctors of chiropractic or chiropractic physicians, diagnose and treat patients with various health problems without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractors focus on the nervous system and painlessly, manually adjust the vertebral column in order to effect the nervous system.
The nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves which exit the vertebral column through small openings on each side of the vertebrae, and peripheral nerves that branch off and supply the rest of the body (organs, muscles, tissues, blood vessels, etc.). The nervous system is similar to a two-
The intension of the chiropractic adjustment is to remove any disruptions or distortions of energy flow that may be caused by slight vertebral misalignments (subluxations). When corrected, the nervous system can function more optimally and the body is better able to heal itself.
The chiropractic approach to health care stresses the patient’s overall health. Chiropractors provide natural, drugless, non-
Like other health practitioners, chiropractors follow a standard routine to get information needed to diagnose and treat patients. They take the patient’s medical history, conduct examinations, and may order laboratory tests, x-
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