Why it's doneBy Mayo Clinic staff
Low back pain, neck pain and headache are the most common problems for which people seek chiropractic adjustment.
Chiropractic care is an outgrowth of belief in these concepts:
- Your body has a natural ability to heal itself.
- Your body's structure — nerves, bones, joints and muscles — and capacity for healthy function are closely intertwined.
- Chiropractic treatment helps balance your body's structure and function and promotes self-healing.
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