Originating from chiro- ‘hand’ and Greek praktikos ‘practical’, chiropractic is a manual-based therapy implemented in treating conditions of the neuromusculoskeletal system. While chiropractic is still primarily focused on hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat the muscles and joints of the body, it has evolved since its inception in 1895 to include additional conservative treatments, such as nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle modifications to achieve optimal health. Chiropractic is a science-based, drug-free alternative that is effective in alleviating a number of conditions, including back and neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, and motor vehicle injuries, to name a few. It is important to understand that as a holistic medicine model, you and your chiropractor form a health care team; as well as the treatment you receive during your office visit, frequently you will be sent home with tools to enhance your recovery.   If you are unsure if your condition would benefit from chiropractic care, do not hesitate to contact the office for an appointment. An initial appointment will include a thorough history and physical examination, and if it is concluded that your condition will not benefit from chiropractic care, you will be referred to the health-care professional best suited to your needs.