What Does a Chiropractor Do?

This is a question that gets asked more than you’d think! A lot of people think chiropractors crack backs. Now sure, some chiropractors do that but other’s do not. What are chiropractors actually trying to achieve?

Why people come to chiropractors: 

It seems like the general idea is that you should only go to a chiropractor if you have neck or back pain. What a lot of people are amazed by is that a lot of the people that come into our office aren’t even dealing with those things!


We see people all the time that are dealing with headaches, migraines, ADD, ADHD, autism, anxiety, chronic pain, vertigo, and more. But what do we do to help people dealing with that stuff?

How we help: 

What we actually do is work with the nervous system. At The Specific, we make sure that the nervous system is working at 100%. When people come in with certain symptoms they are often experiencing them because they have a nervous system issue going on. We test the nervous system by using a tool call computerized infrared thermography. This takes very specific temperature readings up the spine. When everything is working how it’s supposed to we should see even temperature on both sides. When we don’t see even temperatures from one side to the other that means there is an issue going on.


When there is an issue going on that means we need to adjust the client. X-rays determine what and how the person needs to be adjusted. 5 very specific films are taken during initial testing and that’s what’s referred back to during care. One set of films is all that’s taken throughout the course of care.


The scans with the x-rays allow us to make sure we are doing the right thing at the right time. If the adjustment is done when everything is working correctly in the body then we are causing harm. If we are adjusting the wrong thing, we are causing harm. The x-rays and scans are vital and work hand in hand at The Specific Chiropractic Centers- Lake Country.


If we didn’t use those two things and just felt someone’s spine we would be guessing with what’s wrong. It is very important to us that we make sure we are not guessing but making sure we are doing the right thing at the right time. That is when optimal health is reached.

The goal:

At The Specific, we focus on the functioning of the body. Once the body is functioning how it is supposed to, that’s when people start to feel better. It’s our goal to not adjust you at all. You might be thinking that sounds weird but when someone comes in and we don’t have to adjust his or her that’s a good thing! It means that their body is functioning how it’s supposed to. What do you think would happen if we adjusted them anyways? Correct, we would be causing more harm than good.


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