Dr. Peppard

What is Chiropractic?

A Natural, non-invasive approach to health care

Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism, controlled by the brain, spinal cord and nerves of the body. The vertebrae, which protect the nervous system, when misaligned and lose their normal motion, cause malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body. This in turn can often lead to disease.

Chiropractic is a form of natural health care that focuses on treating a patient without the use of drugs or medicines. Doctors of Chiropractic, more commonly known as chiropractors, are primary health care providers licensed in all 50 states, and are recognized by governmental health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Workers' Compensation programs and more. Every year, more than 30 million Americans see chiropractors as part of the regular health care programs and with over 84,000 licensed chiropractors nationwide and more than 10,000 students currently enrolled in chiropractic school, it is the fastest growing health care profession.

Chiropractors frequently treat individuals who have problems, such as headaches, joint pain, neck pain, low back pain and sciatica. Chiropractors also treat patients who have osteoarthritis, spinal disc conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sprains and strains. However, the scope of conditions that chiropractors manage or provide care for is not limited to the common pains and problems listed above. Chiropractors also have the training to treat patients who have a variety of conditions such as allergies, asthma, digestive disorders and other disorders and many research studies continue to suggest that this is indeed the case.

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