It is the third largest health science in the world, after classical medicine and dentistry.

It is an independent health sector, that emphasizes in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the hypothesis that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves adjustment of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues; treatment also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling. Traditional chiropractic assumes that a vertebral subluxation interferes with the body's innate intelligence, a vitalistic notion that brings ridicule from mainstream health care.

How does chiropractic work?

The dysfunction of a joint is called subluxation (displacement) and affects the nerves, muscles, discs, internal organs, brain and overall health. There is a wide range of special treatments (cardioversion) that can be used by the chiropractor, depending on age, physical condition of the patient and the type of problem. However, all aim at correcting mechanical problems and restore proper functioning of the spine and general musculoskeletal system. Special techniques of adjustment are used to restore the proper mobility of the dysfunctioning joint. With the restoration, very often a small "cracking" sound occurs. That is due to the air bubbles that present in the synovial fluid (fluid surrounding the joints). Chiropractors have sufficient training and experience to enable them to make restoration and other operations painlessly and safely.

Helps With:
  • Cervical syndrome / neck
  • Headaches / migraines / dizziness
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbago / back pain
  • Aching back, shoulders, hands, feet, knees
  • Discomfort in hips, back, the jaws
  • Disc / disc herniation
  • Organ dysfunction (constipation, dermatological diseases, gastritis, hypertension etc.)

How the body reacts

Chiropractic adjustment is painless, but affects strongly the problem.

Once the chiropractor corrects the subluxation dozens of functions are affected. The flow of information from the spinal cord and nerves are normal, and the body begins to be renewed and restructured.

After the adjustment, the patient can feel a deep calm and relaxation, relief of symptoms and perhaps in some cases may experience minor soreness. If so, ice the affected area for relief.

During treatment the nervous system strengthens and bodily functions return to normal. But the real gains occuring are not visible directly. They are related to good communication between nerves and internal organs (lungs, heart, colon, ears, etc.). Next step is the restoration of the vertebra or vertebrae that were found to be malfunctioning (subluxated). Depending on the case some instructions will be given to the patient that will be followed until the next appointment.