Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It focuses on optimizing the body's natural ability to heal itself.
A Chiropractor is a doctor of physical medicine, that specializes in treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system without the use of drugs or surgery. While it's often perceived that the Chiropractic profession is only capable of treating back pain and neck pain- this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, migraines, insomnia, headaches, jaw pain, plantar fasciitis and many more.
When a joint misalignment occurs, it prevents the body from functioning or healing properly. Muscles that surround that misalignment may go into spasm in reaction, or may be prevented from adequately stabilizing the area. Both scenarios will predispose your body to further injury. The purpose of Chiropractic care is to correct those imbalances, help your body to heal faster, and to prevent future injuries.