Wentzel Chiropractic Centre
What is Chiropractic? Chiropractic is a health care discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily of the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, Doctors of Chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.
Chiropractic is concerned with the preservation and restoration of health, and focuses particular attention on the subluxation. A subluxation is a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health. A subluxation is evaluated, diagnosed and managed through the use of chiropractic procedures based on the best available rational and empirical evidence.
How does chiropractic work? Chiropractic works by restoring normal joint function through soft tissue and joint manipulation. Restoration of normal biomechanical function affects other systems of the body as well. Thus improving your state of health in many ways.
What do you call a health practitioner who practices chiropractic? Licensed chiropractors are entitled, by law and education, to use the title of "Doctor of Chiropractic." Those who practice chiropractic are also called "chiropractic physician" or simply, "Chiropractor."
What does a Doctor of Chiropractic do? A Doctor of Chiropractic is a health care provider who considers the human an integrated being but gives special attention to spinal mechanics, musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular and nutritional relationships. A Doctor of Chiropractic must be able to carefully diagnose, evaluate and deliver the proper care so that the body regains and maintains health.
What type of education do Doctors of Chiropractic receive? Chiropractors receive expert knowledge of the body through the study of basic sciences, clinical sciences, body mechanics, and chiropractic techniques. The study of chiropractic emphasizes anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, orthopedics, biomechanics, imaging, physical therapy modalities, nutrition, exercise, rehabilitation and spinal adjusting techniques.
What is the size of the profession? Chiropractic is the second largest of the three primary health care providers in the U.S. In their size order, based on number of practitioners and public utilization, they are the medical, chiropractic and osteopathic branches of the healing arts.