The musculoskeletal system includes all the muscles, joints, and ligaments that support the skeleton. It also consists of the bones and cartilage that form a protective sheath around each joint. The spine is the most complex part of the musculoskeletal system. It consists of a series of bones (vertebrae) that link together to form a flexible column of support for the upper body. The disks between each vertebra act as shock absorbers, allowing the spine to bend and twist while providing stability.
When the spine becomes misaligned, it may pressure spinal joints or irritate them. This can lead to severe health complications. Several treatments are available for back pain, but many are either too expensive or too invasive. Alternative therapies provide a more natural solution. The field of chiropractic was developed to provide a holistic solution to many health problems that previously required numerous prescriptions and surgeries. Here we will discuss chiropractic care and how it can benefit patients.