Chiropractic healthcare is based on the knowledge that optimum health and well-being are the natural disposition of the body. An essential component to health is proper functioning of the nervous system and correct alignment of the spine. Spinal injury resulting in nerve system dysfunction, (subluxations) alters the normal function of the cells, tissues and organs of the body and results in less than optimum health. Doctors of Chiropractic are unique; they are the only health care professionals trained to diagnose and correct subluxations.
Your Doctor's Qualifications
A Doctor of chiropractic’s training requires a minimum of six years of college and clinic internship before receiving a license to practice Chiropractic in Minnesota. In addition to training specific to the detection and correction of subluxations, areas of study include anatomy, neurology, bacteriology, pathology, physiology, biochemistry, pediatrics, geriatrics, spinal biomechanics, orthopedics, radiology, cardiology, nutrition, physiotherapy, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems, and infectious diseases.
When to Choose Chiropractic
Everybody can benefit from appropriate Chiropractic care. Chiropractic offers benefits for health, wellness, and optimum physical function. Chiropractic is non-invasive and conservative in its approach to health. Therefore it does not utilize drugs or surgery, but rather facilitates the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Although many patients first seek Chiropractic care for treatment of an injury, or relief of pain, the benefits of a properly functioning spine and nerve system extend beyond mere pain relief to optimum health and well-being.