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What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic care, including diagnosis and management, focuses upon the association between structure (chiefly the spine) and function (primarily through the nervous system) as it relates to health, posture and performance.
ECU definition of chiropractic (2005)
What is chiropractic treatment?
Chiropractors are concerned with the framework of bones and muscles that support the body (the ‘musculoskeletal system’). Some problems of the musculoskeletal system can be caused by accidents, stress, lack of exercise, poor posture, illness and everyday wear and tear. These problems may cause stress on the nerves in the body. Depending on your condition, the chiropractor may manipulate/adjust parts of your spine or joints and give you advice on exercise, self-help, diet and lifestyle.
Manipulation (also known as an adjustment) involves precisely handling or moving joints, or parts of the spine, sometimes moving them further than they would normally move.
Will the treatment hurt?
Chiropractic treatment is usually painless unless an area is inflamed (swollen). If this is the case your chiropractor will alter the treatment. Don’t worry if you hear a clicking or popping noise when one of your joints is being manipulated – this is perfectly normal. Some patients have mild reactions such as temporary aches and pains after their spine or joints have been manipulated, similar to being sore after exercising. It is important that you talk to your chiropractor if you feel worried about anything either during or after treatment.