If you are interested in chiropractic treatment, this simple overview should give you the information you need.
Chiropractic treatment is a gentle way to have problems with your joints and spine treated. The procedure is easy and painless, with the practitioner gently manipulating joints back into their correct alignment.
Realigning the joints in this way improves the efficiency of the nervous system, and helps the body to release the natural healing chemicals.
This process is known as manipulation, and is used to treat a whole range of conditions, although the most common are those related to pain and misalignment of the neck and back. However, it is appropriate for all the joints in the human body.
When the practitioner realigns a joint, he is simply moving it a little further than the patient would be able to do on their own, overcome the small vacuum that exists in most joints.
Sometimes when the joint is realigned, there is an audible popping sound - this is simply small bubbles of gas in the joint popping and is not harmful.
Although manipulation is the most common, and best know technique used, there are others that practitioners will use.
They are also able to treat soft tissue injuries - those to the muscles and tendons - which they are able to do using various forms of massage and stretching.