Chiropractic and the Body

    Chiropractors are concerned with the framework of bones and muscles that support the body, the musculoskelatal system. Some problems may be caused by accidents, stress, poor posture, lack of exercise, illness or every day wear and tear.

    The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” 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.

    Depending on your condition, Dr. Picone may manipulate parts of your spine or joints and give you advice on exercise, self help, diet or lifestyle within the framework of your rehabilitation program.

Treatment is very much a partnership between you and your chiropractor.

Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts  based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body). "Chiropractic" comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning "effective treatment by hand."