What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to healing and wellness. Chiropractic restores health and prevents injury by improving the function of the body, primarily the spine. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and nervous system. When functioning perfectly, this communication is uninterrupted, and the messages go to and from the brain without interference.
The nervous system is the body’s wiring. If there’s something wrong with the wiring, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and this may result in illness. Interference of this kind may be manifested anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may actually be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to the hand originate. A qualified chiropractor can examine the spine for interferences and remove them through controlled techniques.
Addressing the root of the problem
Quite often the point of pain is the point at which your body is compensating for the root cause. A detailed and thorough examination of your whole musculoskeletal system, helps to identify the key link(s) that, with the right input, bring balance back to this system. In this situation, the compensatory points of pain (back, neck, shoulder pain or headache) often settle without direct assistance.
This approach, combined with appropriate lifestyle/postural advice, provides a more efficient road to recovery.