The principle behind chiropractic care is that the body can heal itself without drugs or surgery. Chiropractic is a natural alternative to health addressing a wide variety of issues, however it is most commonly understood to address issues related to the spine. When the spine and/or joint is misaligned, it will irritate the nerve route leading to an organ or muscle tissue, and as a result causes pain, muscle weakness or other symptoms. Chiropractic manipulation, also referred to as an adjustment, removes interference with the nerve supply and allows the body to restore normal function.
There are numerous types of manipulation and with some you’ll hear noise often referred to as popping or cracking, and with other manipulation you won’t. Chiropractic is used to treat a wide range of sports, everyday life and overuse injuries, including neck and low back pain, knee pain, disk injury, sciatica, plantar fascitis, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome.