Chiropractors focus on the health of the joints of the body, particularly the spine. Through a variety of hands on tests, the chiropractor will determine which areas are not moving as well as they should, how this is affecting the overall function of the body, and if an irritation of the nerves is involved (eg. disc herniation).
The main tool chiropractors use to correct this is the adjustment, or spinal manipulation. Dr. Jackie will determine which type of chiropractic adjustment is suitable for you based on your condition, your age, your bone health, and your personal preference. Dr. Jackie practices Diversified, Thompson, and Activator Techniques for spinal adjustment.
The goal of the adjustment is to decrease pain, increase function, and get you moving and feeling your best. Dr. Jackie may also recommend exercises, stretches, or modifications to your lifestyle that will enhance your long term health and prevent future illnesses.