The word Chiropractic means "to be done by hand." Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. The misalignment of spinal vertebrae or irritation of nerves can affect important body functions and the nervous system. For this reason, it is the second largest healing profession in the world.
Chiropractors take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, diagnose and give treatments for illness and injury. They do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery. If they discover evidence of disease, injury or condition which outside of their scope of practice, they must refer the patient to an appropriate health care provider. Chiropractic adjustments reduce pain, thereby increasing movement and improving performance.