Chiropractic care encompasses a range of treatments that help patients recover from pain or injury.
Doctors of Chiropractic or DCs are experts in the structure and function of the human spine and extremities (arms and legs).
Chiropractic practitioners locate areas of the spine and extremities that may be injured or causing pain.
Once these areas are identified, chiropractors use their hands or an adjusting device to restore proper joint motion and decrease pain.
The term 'Chiropractic' comes from the ancient Greek term meaning 'done-by-hand.'
Chiropractors traditionally perform adjustments by twisting or thrusting the spine or extremities.
When this force is applied, a crack or pop within the joint is often heard. This sound is called a 'Cavitation' and results from a harmless decrease in pressure within the joint capsule.
Patients in pain are often afraid to see a chiropractor because they don't want to be manipulated, twisted, cracked or popped.