Horne Street Chiropractic Clinic
What does a chiropractor do?
In chiropractic the emphasis is on prevention and 'adjustment'. According to the condition being treated one or more of a whole range of different chiropractic adjusting techniques can be employed.
With these, your chiropractor effects an improvement in your joint's mobility, as well as nerve and muscle function. Your body's own healing processes (which we normally recognise in its ability to heal bruises, cuts and broken bones) will then be able to continues the task of restoring health.
Chiropractic treats the cause
Chiropractic is based on a very simple fact. Your body is literally a 'machine'. It has power sources, wiring, electricity and lubrication. However, like all machines it also has a mechanical structure. That mechanical structure, with the spine as its most important support and carrier of the major nervous system, can become damaged, distorted or irritated.
Spinal joints that are out of alignment or not moving properly can affect your health by irritating delicate spinal nerves. When irritated, these nerves alert your brain that something is wrong. Symptoms, including pain, are usually the result. Nerve signals are also sent to your muscles to stabilize and protect the area. You may feel stiff, sore, and tired.
Chiropractic care seeks to locate the source of your symptoms and address the underlying cause, so the problem doesn’t keep recurring.