Chiropractors, also known as Chiropractic physicians, diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body's muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems, especially the spine. Chiropractors believe interference with these systems impairs normal functions and lowers resistance to disease. Ultimately, the chiropractic approach to health care is holistic, stressing the patient's overall well-being. It recognizes that many factors affect health, including exercise, diet, rest, environment, and physical stress. Chiropractors use natural, drugless, non-surgical health treatments, and rely on the body's inherent recuperative abilities.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic adjustments allow your spine to function the way it was intended. Nerves that connect your brain with every cell in your body exit through your spine. If the spine is not functioning properly or is misaligned, pressure (interference) is placed on these nerves. This in turn causes the nerves to send mixed communications between your brain and muscles, organs, and tissues of the body...which in turn causes numerous symptoms, aches, pains, etc. When chiropractic adjustments realign the vertebrae taking pressure off the nerves your body can heal itself naturally from illness and injury.
Gentle, low force Chiropractic care is used in our office utilizing the Activator Methods technique to restore normal motion and alignment of your joints. The Activator is a hand-held instrument that was scientifically designed to give you a very specific “low force” adjustment. One of its unique features is that we can zero in on the exact area that is causing your health problem without interrupting the body mechanics of nearby vertebrae. Because Activator adjustments are so quick and controlled, your body’s reflexes are less likely to resist, allowing for a more precise and exact adjustment. Thus, the Activator is able to pinpoint your problem and make it less likely to return.
The Doctor of Chiropractic is a highly trained health practitioner. In North Carolina, chiropractors are required to have a bachelor's degree prior to entering chiropractic school. Chiropractic College is a 5-year program, with one year being devoted to a clinical internship. Chiropractors are licensed by all 50 states and have to pass a 4-part national board test in order to be licensed.