chiropractic careChiropractic care is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes:  patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Central to our chiropractic care procedures are “spinal manipulations,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.”   The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement, as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment, of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby, alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.