What does a Chiropractor do?
The primary function of a chiropractor is to improve the nervous system which is the major control centre of the body by correcting joint dysfunction.
Joint dysfunction is a health matter that manifests in skeletal joints and usually affects the nervous system. It can lead to pain and reduced function. Through complex anatomical and physiological relationships within the body, joint dysfunction affects the nervous system, thus causing an issue, pain, limited movement and other problems. The nervous system is how your body communicates with itself and therefore good nervous system health can mean better overall health.
Traditional chiropractic work knows that spinal joint dysfunction interferes with the body’s nervous systems function and therefore its innate intelligence. By working and adjusting joints, chiropractors relieve discomfort in painful areas and allow the nervous system to function optimally.
Chiropractors are primary contact practitioners, which means we are trained to recognise when our treatment is appropriate and when a person needs to be referred to another healthcare practitioner.