Chiropractic mainly treats, but is not limited to neuromusculoskeletal conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, arm and leg pain, and headaches.
Chiropractic is a system of healthcare based on the self healing capability of the body and the proper function of the nervous system.
Spinal Manipulation is the most common form of treatment. It is mostly performed for musculoskeletal symptoms. This can be performed manually be the chiropractor, by a tool called an Activator, or the use of a Thompson Drop Table. The purpose of a manipulation is to increase joint mobility into joints that have restricted movement because of soft tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by different reasons, such as repetitive motion of sitting with bad posture for prolonged periods of time. It can also be caused by overuse injuries, such as lifting heavy objects when helping a friend move. Spinal adjustment, or manipulation, helps restore mobility which relieves pain in the muscles and lets the tissues heal.