27 Pasco Ave
Evansville, IN 47713
812-423-9146
Fax: 775-766-6516

Princeton Clinic
109 E State Street
Princeton, IN 47670
812-385-2233
Fax: 812-385-2233

Santa Claus Clinic
1 Christmas Lake Blvd.
(Inside ERA Bldg)
Santa Claus, IN 47579
812-937-9883

Jasper Clinic
725 W. 6th Street
Jasper, IN 47546
812-482-4269
Chiropractic Techniques

Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body.)

The word chriopractic comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning effective treatment by hand. Chiropractic stresses the idea that the cause of many disease processes begins with the body's inability to adapt to its environment. It looks to address these diseases not by the use of drugs and chemicals, but by locating and adjusting a musculoskeletal area of the body which is functioning improperly.

The conditions which doctors of chiropractic address are as varied and as vast as the nervous system itself. All chiropractors use a standard procedure of examination to diagnose a patient's condition and arrive at a course of treatment. Doctors of chiropractic use the same time-honored methods of consultation, case history, physical examination, laboratory analysis and x-ray examination as any other doctor. In addition, they provide a careful chiropractic structural examination, paying particular attention to the spine and extremity joints.

The examination of the spine to evaluate structure and function is what makes chiropractic different from other health care procedures. The spinal column is a series of movable bones which begin at the base of your skull and end in the center of your hips. Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves extend down the spine from the brain and exit through a series of openings. The nerves leave the spine and form a complicated network which influences every living tissue in your body.

Accidents, falls, stress, tension, overexertion and countless other factors can result in displacements or derangements of the spinal column, causing irritation to spinal nerve roots. These irritations are often what cause malfunctions in the human body. Chiropractic teaches that reducing or eliminating this irritation to spinal nerves can cause your body to operate more efficiently and more comfortably.

Chiropractic also places an emphasis on nutritional and exercise programs as well as wellness and lifestyle modifications for promoting physical and mental health. While chiropractors do not treat with drugs or surgery, Doctors of chiropractic do refer patients for medical care when those types of interventions are indicated. In fact, chiropractors, medical doctors, physical therapists and other health care professionals now work as partners in occupational health, sports medicine, and a wide variety of other rehabilitation practices.

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