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Chiropractic Techniques

The chiropractic spinal adjustment is the predominant technique used by chiropractors. To find subluxations in specific areas of dysfunction, chiropractors use touch or palpation, active motion consisting of stretching and bending, and passive movement. Using a Physical Maneuver, the chiropractor will stretch a specific joint gently, right beyond the normal range of motion.   The Chiropractic Physical Maneuver Sometimes, this adjustment will create an audible and painless click. The sound is a result of gas moving rapidly into the space between the joints that were moved from the chiropractic adjustment. Regardless of whether or not a sound is heard, the adjustment has taken place. Patients usually feel immediate pain relief and an increased range of motion. Any soreness from the adjustment should end instantly.   The Chiropractic Nonforce Technique Another technique used by some chiropractors is the Nonforce Technique, which...

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About Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors, also known as doctors of chiropractic or chiropractic physicians, diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body’s muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems, especially the spine. Interference with these systems impairs the body’s normal functions and lowers its resistance to disease. Spinal or vertebral dysfunction alters many important body functions by affecting the nervous system. Skeletal imbalance through joint or articular dysfunction, especially in the spine, can cause pain.   What is Chiropractic? The chiropractic approach to health care is holistic stressing overall health and wellness. It recognizes that many factors affect health, including exercise, diet, rest, environment, and heredity. Chiropractors provide natural, drugless, non-surgical health treatments and rely on the body’s inherent recuperative abilities. They also recommend changes in lifestyle—in eating, exercise, and sleeping habits, for example—to their patients. When appropriate, chiropractors consult with and refer...

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