The term “Chiropractic” originates from the greek words “cheir” meaning hand, and “praxis”, meaning practice – essentially describing treatment done by hand. Our body’s structure (especially the skull, spine and pelvis), the musculoskeletal system and its function are coordinated by the nervous system, and it is through the notion of this relationship that Chiropractic is based on. For health and vitality, our nervous system needs to be able to function without irritation, distortion or interference. Unfortunately, due to lifestyle habits, repetitive stresses and single or multiple traumatic events, certain joint structures can become misaligned and restricted in their movement, essentially causing an irritation such as inflammation and pain, thus interfering with our nervous system – irritating nerves, or impairing nervous system pathways may cause malfunction to muscles, joints or even organ function.
Chiropractic is one of the most established drug-free, primary health care profession in the western world that focuses on disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. It is a proven safe, effective and non-invasive approach for those who not only seek to alleviate pain and discomfort, but also to those who seek to improve function, vitality and preventative health care through Chiropractic adjustments that stimulates the body. As such, Chiropractic allows a more natural and conservative management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders as to medications and surgery.