What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic treatments, called spinal adjustments, are comfortable, safe, and highly effective. People of all ages, including infants and the elderly, can receive chiropractic care to get healthy and stay healthy.


Chiropractic is a natural approach to healthcare that focuses on locating and removing interference to the nervous system. The chiropractic philosophy states that correcting the cause of a health problem provides significant long-term benefits over merely treating the symptoms.

To understand what chiropractic is and how to find a good chiropractor, you first need to know some basics:

  • The spine houses the spinal cord, which together with the brain and spinal nerves make up the nervous system.
  • The nervous system controls the body’s ability to self-heal and self-regulate. It is important that this system stays free of interferences so that it can function properly.


What can cause interference to the nervous system?

Stress from poor posture, poor sleeping habits, slips and falls, vehicular accidents, sports impacts, strenuous exercise, work injuries, childhood falls, medication and substance abuse, and even the birth process. Sometimes a stress that seems insignificant actually may create imbalance in the spine that shows up later in life. Sometimes more significant stresses, such as a trauma or accident, can create serious issues in the spine immediately.  When there is imbalance in the spine, chiropractors call this a vertebral subluxation. 

A  subluxation is when one or more of the 24 moveable bones of the spinal column is misaligned and interferes with the delicate nerves that exist between the spinal bones. This causes irritation to the nerve and impairs its ability to transmit or receive vital nerve messages from various parts of the body.

Many people don't realize that chiropractic care has an excellent record of success in helping more than neck and back pain, including conditions such as headaches, allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, and other organic health conditions, as well. Maintaining a healthy, well-aligned spine and normally functioning nervous system is perhaps the most overlooked key to worldwide health.

Years of education, training, and experience enable the chiropractors at Markson Chiropractic to analyze, detect, and remove subluxations in the spine. Come in for a consultation to determine if chiropractic care can benefit you and/or members of your family.