Chiropractic care focuses on treating disorders in the neuromusculoskeletal system through manual therapy (also known as chiropractic adjustments). The “neuro” part of the term refers to our nervous system that consists of the brain, the spinal cord, and the hundreds of billions of nerves responsible for transmitting information from the brain to the rest of the body.
Nervous system interference (or as we call it, subluxations) are largely caused by misalignments in the spine which either pinch on the nerve and affect its flow.
Pain is the body’s alert system to let you know something isn’t right. Spinal misalignments can cause muscle compensation and tension, which translates to the pain that you feel.
This is why it’s important to understand if your pain is caused by spinal misalignments. Otherwise, regular massages or pain relief patches will not solve the root cause of the problem and keep recurring.