A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, particularly those related to the spine and nervous system. Chiropractors focus on the manual adjustment and manipulation of the spine and other joints to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and promote overall health and wellness.
The underlying principle of chiropractic care is that the body’s structure, particularly the spine, affects its function and overall health. Chiropractors believe that misalignments or subluxations in the spine can disrupt the nervous system, leading to various health issues and pain in different parts of the body.
Chiropractic treatment typically involves hands-on spinal adjustments, where the chiropractor uses controlled and precise force to move the affected joint back into its proper alignment. These adjustments aim to reduce pressure on the nerves, improve joint mobility, and enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself.