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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a natural healing art stemming from the belief that the body has the power or capability to heal itself when it is free of interference. It is based on the scientific fact that the human nervous system controls and coordinates every aspect of a person’s health and body function. In Greek terminology, chiropractic means ‘done by hand.’  One of the greatest differences between traditional medical practitioners and chiropractors is that there is no medication given or surgery performed.


In fact, chiropractic has become the 2nd largest form of healthcare in the United States and is becoming increasingly sought after by those who are just tired of being treated like symptomatic charts rather than as individual human beings.


Chiropractors are the only healthcare professionals trained in the detection, diagnosing, and correction of spinal misalignments in the body.  These spinal misalignments are called vertebral subluxations, meaning that the bones have moved out of position.