I would be willing to wager that, if asked this question, you would probably answer, "bones." Actually, they treat "neuro-musculoskeletal" pain involving muscles, nerves and joints.
Sure, the first thing that might come to mind is the "bone cracking" experience you might have had on your last visit - or that you anticipate would happen, if you've never been attended by a Chiropractor. I go to mine to be stretched out, and certainly realigned, before and after a marathon or half marathon to help with my recovery after the event. Distance runners literally pound our bodies into the ground. Yikes!
Today, my mother saw a Chiropractor for the first time in several years, probably a couple of decades. He told her she is "lopsided," and I didn't even have to wait for the explanation. I knew it's from a number of her habits, including carrying a shoulder bag, and weakening core muscles affecting her posture. She is, after all, 80 years old.
Now, some medical doctors do not agree that chiropractic treatment is really all that effective. However, judging by the growing number of chiropractors opening their practices around the town where I live, there must be a growing demand for their services.
How do you feel about chiropractic care?
EmpowHer reference: Chiropractic
Chiropractic Treatment: What You Should Know, by Robin Brett Parnes, MS, MPH
Video: Dr. Wang - Chiropractic Care, Is It Effective?
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