Chiropractors are neuromuscular skeletal specialists. We examine the spine and other joints in the body to find restrictions in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as whiplash from a car accident, improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting at a computer for an extended period of time.
Injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal, and enabling the nervous system to function properly.