Chiropractic Center Inc.
An Integrated Approach to Pain Management & Wellness

What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments, including spinal manipulation or adjustment (World Federation of Chiropractic, 1999).

By restoring normal function to the musculoskeletal system, Chiropractors can play a major part in relieving disorders, and any accompanying pain or discomfort, arising from accidents, stress, lack of exercise, poor posture or illness.

Today's Chiropractors treat many thousands of patients each week for a wide variety of conditions. They support their treatment with advice about their patient's work, diet, and exercise and general wellness.

A Medical Research Council clinical trial, reported in the British Medical Journal in 1990 and 1995, found that chiropractic treatment of back pain was more effective than hospital outpatient treatment.

What are the warning signs of an unhealthy spine?

Common signs include:

  • poor posture
  • back or neck stiffness or pain
  • inability to twist or turn your head or hips easily
  • desire to "crack" your joints frequently
  • headache, back aches, sore and tender muscles or joints
  • one leg appears shorter than the other and shoe heels wear out unevenly
  • jaw "clicks"
  • foot turning out when walking
  • hip pain
  • radiating pain, numbness or tingling through arms, legs or body
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