A History

The term “chiropractic” is derived from the Greek language and means “done by hand.” Chiropractic is a health care profession that stresses the importance of the relationship between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system in regaining and sustaining proper health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat back and neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Doctors of Chiropractic use adjustments, joint manipulation and other techniques to normalize spinal function, relieve various disorders and promote the patient’s body’s natural ability to heal itself.

The philosophy of Chiropractic is based upon the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Chiropractic is a non-invasive, natural approach to healing and health maintenance. Perhaps the most important aspect is that it recognizes that in order to treat the symptoms of any health issue, the source must be treated and not the symptoms alone.