What Is Chiropractic?
Adjusting the human frame, especially the spine and pelvis is the defining feature of the chiropractic profession.
Spinal tissues may be under or over utilised leading to abnormal feedback (proprioception) from nerve endings in the spine and surrounding tissues. Sitting for long periods and other abnormal postures may harm spinal tissues leading to pain. Spinal adjustments may restore movement to spinal regions that have become stiff.
So old concepts such as “a bone out place”, or “muscle weakness”, have gradually changed to incorporate newer evidence about the role of spinal control mechanisms.
The chiropractor will use “hands on” techniques or instruments to make “adjustments” to your spine, with the goal of improving movement.
In many cases you will be encouraged to move more frequently and some patients will be prescribed exercises.