Chiropractic is a natural method of treating health problems by helping the spine and nerves to function normally and by giving the body an environment in which to heal. The spinal cord, which is protected by the spine, is the main pathway to the nervous system – controlling movement, feeling and function throughout the body.
Spinal nerves become irritated when vertebral joints do not move properly and muscles are in abnormal tension. Symptoms such as headaches, back pain, muscle pain – and many other health complications – can result from irritated spinal nerves. Chiropractic care can resolve much of the pain and suffering caused by irritated spinal nerves.
After carefully locating joints that may not be moving properly in the patient’s spine or extremities, the chiropractor aligns the joints. With alignment, the patient can experience improved motion and flexibility and elimination or a decrease in pain.
Physical therapy is rehabilitative therapy concerned with restoring function, easing pain and preventing disability following injury, disease or loss of a body part. The therapeutic properties of exercise, joint mobilization, electrotherapy and soft-tissue work are used to improve circulation, strengthen muscles and encourage return of motion. Physical therapy is widely used to train or retrain an individual to perform the activities of daily life.