The word Chiropractic is derived from Greek and means to perform with the hands. Chiropractic is  a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, non surgical treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors are also concerned with the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.


Chiropractors use hands-on spinal adjustments and other alternative treatments. The theory being that proper when  alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Chiropractors have a specialist interest in neck and back pain. However, when they assess patients, they take their entire physical, emotional and social well being into account.

As a result, a chiropractic adjustment is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury. This can be from a fall or accident, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support. Chiropractic is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue.

What is a spinal adjustment?

A spinal adjustment refers to a chiropractor applying  manipulation to the vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. The intention of a chiropractic adjustment is to correct the alignment, motion and/or function of a vertebral joint.