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Taking a Proactive Approach to your Health 

 is Chiropractic?

For well over a century, doctors of chiropractic have successfully helped millions of individuals move to better health and a better life through the benefits chiropractic care has to offer. As a result, chiropractic has earned its place as the largest drugless and non-surgical health care profession in the United States.

How does chiropractic work?

The human body possesses a natural ability to restore itself. This ability depends on a healthy nervous system. Life’s events such as automobile accidents, sports injuries, repetitive work, and many day-to-day stress are just some of the factors that can overwhelm the body’s ability to adapt. The joints of the spine ‘lock up’ or ‘subluxate’ when these sorts of events occur. These subluxated areas lead to further stress on the nervous system and the bodies ability to heal and adapt.

Chiropractic care focuses on correction of these structural distortions, in the spine and nervous system, restoring the body to its optimal state of function.

Common symptoms of subluxations may include pain, tenderness, swelling, tingling, numbness, or spasm. Many times these sensations extend further into various regions of the body besides the back and spine. Subluxations can even lead to headaches, stomach and digestive problems, energy loss, and loss of overall health.

Impaired nerve coordination causes the whole body to suffer. Vital instructions flow between the brain and the body by way of spinal nerves. These instructions inform and direct the body as to when, where, and how it needs to heal itself. Chiropractic care clears the path for the body to maintain its own health and return to a healthier state.

The rewards of chiropractic care are numerous. People under chiropractic care report better health and well-being and many families have realized the benefits of chiropractic care for their children.

Who Should See a Doctor of Chiropractic?

Nerve interference can affect anyone, which is why people of all ages experience relief and improved health through chiropractic care. A qualified doctor of chiropractic will best determine the appropriateness of care for you or your family.

Doctors of chiropractic are the most highly qualified professionals in evaluating and caring for subluxation and their effects, as well as helping your family take a proactive role in their future health.

Is chiropractic safe?

YES. Its non-surgical, drug-free approach to health places chiropractic among the safest of all health care practices. Remember, chiropractic takes nothing out of the body and puts nothing in. As a result, chiropractors enjoy one of the lowest malpractice rates of all health care professionals.

How can I find the right doctor of chiropractic for me?

As members of the Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin, we advocate that you take a proactive approach to your health. When selecting a health care provider, whether a primary care physician, a dentist, or a doctor of chiropractic, take the time to consult with a few different possibilities before settling on the one of your choice.

Evaluate your needs and health care goals. Talk with your friends and family; find out whom they recommend. Then speak to your prospective doctor of chiropractic. A healthy relationship can develop if you two have the same goals in mind.

Contact the Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin at 608.609.6383 or to get connected with a doctor in your area.

    Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin
    PO Box 259506 | Madison, Wisconsin 53725 | Phone: 608.609.6383 | Fax: 608.824.2205 | Email: