Chiropractors practice a drug-free approach to health care that includes patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment. In particular, chiropractors assess patients for problems related to the spine, pelvis, extremity joints, and their effect on the nervous system. As a result of taking a chiropractic consultation, chiropractors are able to provide a diagnosis for the patient's condition(s) and develop a comprehensive treatment/management plan. Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic exercise, to utilize other non-invasive therapies, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Although the major focus of chiropractic is on the spine and central nervous system, your chiropractor is concerned with the wellness of your whole body. Since your nervous system determines how well you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally, many problems you are experiencing may be related to a problem with your spine and nervous system.