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What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a well-recognized and highly respected health care field, aimed at assisting people to achieve ideal health.

Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the body’s main structures – the spine, the muscles and the nerves – and a patient’s health.

Changes in the way that the spine is positioned or moving can cause musculoskeletal issues such as back and neck pain, headaches and much more. If changes in the spine are significant enough, it can also affect the nerves that come from the spinal cord and travel to other areas of the body, including to structures such as the heart, lungs, liver etc.

Chiropractors are trained to find areas of the spine that are not positioned or moving as they need to, determine the problem, correct it, and allow normal function to return to the spine and its structures.

Chiropractors do this without prescribing drugs or performing surgical procedures, although they may refer patients for these services if they are medically indicated.

Whilst many patients seek chiropractic care for back pain, neck pain and joint problems, chiropractic places an important emphasis on holistic health care.