The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the core of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.– Thomas A. Edison
Chiropractic care is the evaluation and treatment of human ailments by the most conservative methods in order to establish optimal muscle, joint, nerve, and organ system function.
Chiropractors use a variety of treatments in their practices to heal patients without the use of drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic joint manipulations (adjustments) are what chiropractors are most famous for. By mobilizing joints in the spine, neck, and even the hips, wrists and feet, a chiropractor can help correct biomechanical imbalances, alleviate pain, and restore normal body function.
How does joint manipulation work? When one joint is locked and not functioning (in your spine for instance) then the other joints and muscles around that spot have to work twice as hard to get their job done. This combination of joints that aren’t moving and other joints that are moving too much creates irritation to the muscles, nerves, and connective tissue around the dysfunctional area. Mobilization of those joints that aren’t moving can thus correct the initial imbalance and allow the body to heal itself naturally. These ‘adjustments’ are especially effective in the spine, where they can often have profound effects on the body’s nervous system and organ systems as well. The types of adjustments used by the chiropractors of Active Body are quick, painless, and most people find them to be quite satisfying and enjoyable.
Though joint manipulation is an incredible tool, as Chiropractors we are not limited to just manipulation of joints. We use a variety of soft tissue techniques and physical modalities like ultrasound and electric muscle stimulation. We also use nutrition counseling, herbal supplements, and rehabilitation programs to treat our patients.
Chiropractors have been thoroughly instructed in the diagnosis and treatment of a multitude of health conditions ranging from the common to the severe. Patients should feel comfortable with the fact that, not only are the doctors of Active Body Chiropractic skilled in treating a wide range of health conditions, but are also skilled in recognizing problems that may require the attention of other medical professionals.