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A Beginner’s Guide to Chiropractic Care

What does a Chiropractor Do?

A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who specializes in the health and function of the spine and nervous system. Because of this focus on the spine, many people think chiropractors can only help with back pain, neck pain, and headaches. They can often help with these issues, but there is much more to chiropractic than just pain.

Vertebral Subluxation

Because of the close relationship between the spine and the nervous system, every day strains can impact the flow of information and communication between the brain and the body. Messages may not be delivered to the brain, or they may be inaccurate. When that miscommunication occurs due to abnormal movement or tension in the spine, chiropractors call this a ‘vertebral subluxation’, or a “chiropractic subluxation”.

You might hear it again from your chiropractor – so now you know what it means.

How do you know if Chiropractic Care is right for you?

The short answer is you won’t know until you discuss your health concerns and health history with a Chiropractor. If you or someone you know are interested to see if Chiropractic Care could work for you, then book your Free Health Consult today!

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