A chiropractor is a health care professional that practices chiropractic. Chiropractors use spinal adjustments to restore the normal function of the nervous system and to help the body heal itself. Chiropractors specialize in finding misalignments in the spine, called vertebrae subluxations, and correcting them. Spinal adjustments remove nerve impingement and irritation allowing the brain to send clear messages to all parts of the body. This can result in improved organ function, lowered blood pressure, reduced pain and inflammation, and an overall healthier body.
It is common for a patient to experience mild discomfort immediately following an adjustment, however this is short lived and will disappear as the inflammatory process is reduced through the spinal adjustments. It is also normal for a patient to feel an increased sense of well being after the adjustments as the nervous system is restored to a better state of communication with the rest of the body.
Depending on how many miles you travel to get your chiropractic treatment it can be a significant cost for you. This is why it is important for you to find a chiropractor with whom you are comfortable and who is experienced. Generally speaking, more experienced chiropractors charge more for their services.