What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a non-drug, non-surgical approach to healing that emphasizes the natural ability of the body to heal. Traditionally, chiropractic physicians would use very controlled quick thrusts applied to restore joint motion for joints not moving as well as they should. As chiropractic was originally applied to the spine, it was believed that the nervous system would benefit from the restoration of movement and enhance the self-regulatory function of the nervous systems since the nerves exit the spinal canal where the spinal cord lives through openings formed by the bones of the spinal column.

What can Chiropractics Do? It's More Than You Think!

Here in the State of Florida, Chiropractic Physicians enjoy a broad scope of practice. They can:

  • Diagnose the human body and its diseases
  • Apply chiropractic adjustments to restore function
  • Treat the body by mechanical, electrical, or natural means
  • Use physical or physiotherapy treatments including light, heat, water and exercise
  • Administer Acupuncture treatments when properly certified after special training
  • Administer food, food concentrates, food extracts, and items for which a prescription is not required
  • Apply first-aid
  • Advise in terms of hygiene and sanitary matters

Multiple Chiropractic Techniques

Chiropractic adjustments have evolved over time since the profession began in the late 1800’s. The refinement of the techniques has helped make chiropractic adjustments an extremely safe and effective means of treating patient conditions when properly applied. Additionally, with advancements in technology instrument assisted adjusting techniques have become more common including Activator and drop-table techniques. Activator technique is a protocol for analyzing the body and adjustments are applied with a hand-help device that delivers a predictable amount of force based on the device settings. As the adjustments are delivered while the patient is laying in a neutral position, many people find this style of adjusting more comfortable. In the end, the choice of adjusting technique is the result of discussion between you and the doctor.

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