Doctors of Chiropractic specialize in treating conditions of the spine and musculoskeletal system. We assess and treat the joints, muscles, bones, and nerves that allow us to function, move, bend, and accomplish daily tasks. When these systems aren’t working together, aren’t functioning efficiently, or become imbalanced, you might begin to experience warning signs or “symptoms.” When these warning signs are ignored, the body is able to compensate for a time. Far too often, however, acute problems are ignored and lead to degeneration, arthritis, pinched nerves, headaches and sciatica. Chiropractors are trained to recognize the structural and functional changes of the spine, and to treat the problem through non-invasive manual treatments known as adjustments or chiropractic manipulation. The goal of chiropractic care is to release joints that are restricted or malfunctioning. This process can be accomplished by hand, or with instrumentation.