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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is the third largest healthcare profession in the world! Chiropractors diagnose and treat neuromuscular-skeletal disorders (problems in nerves, muscles and joints) and how these disorders affect the nervous system of the body.

Every cell in the body is innervated or affected by the function of the nervous system. When there is a problem with the nervous system this is usually due to a misalignment in the spine but can be any other joint in the body.

This misalignment can compress nearby nerves, causing inflammation, a localised protective muscle spasm and a loss of function – What Chiropractors call a SUBLUXATION.

Think of a SUBLUXATION like having a telephone conversation with a poor signal! You can talk to each other but you can’t make out what the other person is saying clearly enough for a proper conversation. The body works in the same way with signals going from the brain to its target area and back again.

By re-aligning the affected joint, the muscle spasm is reduced which in turn reduces the pressure on the nerve restoring normal function to the nervous system.