The term “chiropractic” combines the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (practice) to describe a treatment done by hand. It is a hands-on therapy focusing on the adjustment of the spine. Chiropractic is based on the belief that the relationship between the body’s structure (primarily that of the spine) and its function (as coordinated by the nervous system) affects health.
Spinal adjustment—mostly through manual means, by using the hands, is a core treatment technique in chiropractic care. There are several treatments used by our chiropractors that use special tools and instruments developed specifically for it. Some of these are dry needling, soft tissue therapy, electro acupuncture, flexion distraction, activator technique, pelvic blocks, arthrostim and peripheral adjustments.