Why is this important?
The primary focus of a chiropractor is to locate and correct vertebral subluxations, or displacements of the vertebrae, in order to maintain optimal health. Frequently, subluxations of the extremities are the true cause of a difficulty in the musculo- skeletal system, contributing to these chronic spinal subluxations.
Merely focusing on the spinal vertebrae sometimes ignores the root cause, and while a patient may gain temporary relief, the extremity subluxations can, in fact, exacerbate the vertebral subluxations and make their associated symptoms much worse. Futhermore, they can worsen spinal subluxation patterns and make them more difficult to correct. A Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner understands the body’s entire musculo-skeletal system and how to adjust it to best resolve a patient’s difficulties.