What is Chiropractic?

The World’s Foremost Natural Healthcare Science, Chiropractic, is concerned with the relationship between the structure (primarily the spine) and function (primarily coordinated by the nervous system) of your body and how that relationship affects your health. In the late 1800s, Daniel David Palmer, founder of chiropractic and The Palmer School, researched this relationship. His hypotheses and subsequent discoveries laid the groundwork for modern chiropractic healthcare. Misalignments of your spine and poor health.

No part of your body escapes the dominance of your nervous system. Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments—called subluxations—can cause poor health or function, even in areas far removed from the spine and spinal cord itself. Missalignments can also reduce the ability of your body to adapt to its ever-changing environment. Even the slightest malfunction of your spine may alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses, preventing that portion of your body from responding optimally.

Natural health care without drugs or surgery Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct these misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. Chiropractic doesn’t use drugs or surgery. Rather, a chiropractic spinal adjustment—the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spinal segment—corrects the misalignment, permitting normal nerve transmission and assisting your body to recuperate on its own.


Join the millions of people who have not only found relief from back, neck, and headache pain through chiropractic; but, also experienced improved overall health with chiropractic’s natural, drug-free approach to health care.

Why Choose It?

Chiropractic is the method of natural healing most chosen by those seeking complementary/ alternative health care for acute and chronic conditions. While you may first visit a chiropractor to relieve pain in the lower back or to treat sciatica, neck pain, hiplash or headache, you will find that a chiropractor views you as a whole person and not the sum of your parts. A chiropractor will work in partnership with you to ensure your optimal health and wellness.

Triggers your body’s ability to heal.

Chiropractors recognize that many factors affect your health, including exercise, nutrition, sleep, environment and heredity. Chiropractic focuses on maintaining your health naturally to help your body resist disease, rather than simply treating the symptoms of disease.

Starts with a thorough evaluation

When you visit a Doctor of Chiropractic, you will be evaluated using time-honored methods, including consultation, case history, physical examination, laboratory analysis and X-ray examination. In addition, you will receive a careful chiropractic structural examination, with particular attention paid to the spine.

Involves no drugs or surgery A broad range of techniques are used to locate, analyze and gently correct vertebral misalignments (subluxations) in the spine. Chiropractors may use manual adjustment, electrical muscular stimulation, ultrasound or massage. But  they never use pharmaceutical drugs or invasive surgery. Chiropractic is a natural method of healing that stimulates the body’s communication system to work more effectively to initiate, control and coordinate the various functions of the cells, organs and systems of the body.

Partners with other healthcare professionals

Doctors of chiropractic work in tandem with other healthcare professionals. If your condition requires attention from  another branch of the healthcare profession, that recommendation or referral will be made.


Chiropractic care is natural, whole-body care that can help people with many different health problems, from back pain to ibromyalgia and headaches, live more active, healthier lives. Back pain may be the most common reason patients seek the expertise of a chiropractor, but chiropractic techniques accomplish far more. They help patients with acute or chronic issues, including headaches, neck pain, sciatica, and improper function of the nervous system that may result from car accidents, sports injuries, heredity and other causes.

Because chiropractic healthcare is holistic care, patients look to chiropractors for general wellness, too. In  fact, preventive healthcare is among the fastest growing areas of chiropractic care.

Call 610.395.3355 for more information on our Chiropractic Services or visit our Chiropractic Page.  Dr. Thomas B. Wachtmann and Dr. Jessica Kmieick

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