Chiropractic treatment involves restoring "normal" motion to the body's joints (where two bones meet). This includes the spine (low back and neck) and the extremities (arms and legs).
The joints of the body lose their "normal" range of motion through injury or through repetitive work and postural strains, and stress. When a joint loses its normal range of motion, the muscles around that joint tighten and local inflammation follows. The end result is PAIN, muscle tightness and reduced movement (range of motion)
Chiropractic therapy works by RESTORING "normal" motion to the restricted joints; thereby relieving pain, increasing range of motion, reducing muscle spasm and decreasing local inflammation.
Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) often incorporate the use of other modalities (ultrasound, acupuncture, massage therapy) to enhance the healing process.
To understand how important and mainstream chiropractic care is to overall health and well-being, one must simply look at the world's best athletes. All professional sport and Olympic teams utilize Doctors of Chiropractic to treat their athletes for pain, injuries and to ensure optimum health and performance.