We can explain Chiropractic in two different ways, the long way and the short way.
Chiropractic is the movement of joints, performed by a Chiropractor. This movement is called an adjustment. While we focus on the spine, we can adjust most joints in the body. This includes shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, feet, toes, TMJ, cranial bones (mainly sinus), ribs where they meet the spine and where they meet the sternum, clavicles, pubic bones, and ears.
We adjust with our hands (Diversified technique), with a drop table (Thompson technique), or with a small instrument called an Activator.
We adjust because joints are not moving (in a fixed position) or not moving well. This can cause nerve irritation, pain, muscle spasms, and inflammation, both at the spinal level and at subsequent joints that that nerve passes through.
Our Doctors can adjust at any patient age (newborn to elderly).