What is Chiropractic - Short Answer

The word “chiropractic” comes from ancient Greek and means “done by hand.”

Manual—by hand—adjustments of the joints of the body have been used in health care for many centuries and they are at the heart of modern chiropractic care.

Chiropractors are specialists in manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine and of other joints. Dr. Rick places his hands on your back, neck or joints, usually while you are dressed in your regular street clothes, and makes “adjustments” that align muscles, bones, tendons, nerves, and joints.

Adjustments help to relieve pain and restore normal functioning to the spine, joints, and supporting structures of the body—so you can enjoy your everyday activities again as quickly as possible.

Chiropractic treatment, then, is a non-invasive (no surgery), hands-on, drug-free (no drugs, no injections) health care discipline that focuses on the nerve, muscle, and bone (neuromusculoskeletal) systems of the human body.

In addition, chiropractors provide diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system, and joints.