Chiropractic is a form of healthcare that deals primarily with the spine and its adjacent structures. The main type of treatment utilized in Chiropractic care is manipulation. Gentle forces are applied to the spine and other joints coaxing them back to their normal alignment.
When you are injured, the forces create misalignment of the vertebral segments of the spine. These are called subluxations which may lead to complaints of pain, stiffness, headaches, numbness, muscle spasms and in more severe cases, the loss of motor function. By starting chiropractic care soon after an injury, symptoms can be relieved more quickly before swelling of the tissues occur, which may decrease the effectiveness of manipulation and speed recovery time.