What Does a Chiropractor Do?



Chiropractors do something no other primary healthcare provider does. Chiropractors are specially trained to locate distortions in your body that can interfere with your health. These distortions are commonly caused by misplaced spinal vertebrae (spinal bones) and are called subluxations.

What is a Subluxation?


How can you tell if you have a subluxation? Some subluxations are associated with pain or body malfunction. A person may say, “I have a pinched nerve” or “I have pain when I bend, move, breathe, walk or all the time.” When this happens the best choice for help is to see a chiropractor!


Subluxations are dangerous because they may impinge and interfere with your nerves that connect your brain and spinal cord to your muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, discs, glands and other internal organs. This can affect how your body functions.


However, many subluxations don’t cause pain. Some subluxations may seem to cause no obvious symptoms. For example, you may have a vertebra out of position causing nerve pressure that affects nerves going to the stomach. Your digestion may be impaired, your stomach may be “nervous,” you may have ulcers or other conditions, but feel no back or spinal pain even though there is nerve pressure from a displaced spinal vertebra.


All of your internal organs, such as your heart, lungs, kidneys, intestines and bladder as well as your eyes, ears, throat and other organs are connected to your brain by the many nerves that emit from your brain and spine. If these nerves are irritated by a subluxation your individual organs and your entire health can be affected.


Over a hundred years of chiropractic clinical observation has shown the benefits of subluxation correction for conditions such as ear infections, asthma, allergies, cancer, heart disease, ADD/ADHD, overall immunity, balance, brain function, concentration, headaches, backaches, vision, hearing, digestive problems, energy – and the list continues.


So what ‘conditions’ does a chiropractor ‘treat’?


Chiropractors don’t treat asthma, ear infections, allergies, cancer or heart disease – they care for people who have these conditions. Our goal is to permit your body to function better – not to ‘treat’ a symptom. DC means Doctor of Chiropractic, but many people say it stands for “Doctor of Cause.”


A person with cancer needs a chiropractic adjustment so their body will function better. A person with the flu, cold, migraines, depression, low energy, mental illness and any disease or condition certainly needs a body free from subluxations.


You are healthier when you are subluxation-free and the only person who can make that happen is your chiropractor.


Everyone needs to have a spinal column, structural system and entire body free from subluxations. For some it may make the difference between a life of high energy, vitality and good health and a life of fatigue, low energy and disease.


Speak to your chiropractor about the value of chiropractic care for you, your family and your friends.


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