What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care?

What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care?

One of the benefits of chiropractic care is that it can correct the underlying cause of many illnesses, rather than merely treat the symptoms.


Chiropractic care may aid in reducing or eliminating the following health conditions.


  • Auto accident injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal or Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervicogenic Headaches
  • Chronic injuries
  • Falling injuries
  • Gastrointestinal Syndrome (IBS, IBD, Crohn’s)
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Herniated/Bulging disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Syndrome
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Leg and arm joint pain or dysfunction
  • Leg and arm pain, tingling, numbness, weakness
  • Lifting injuries
  • Low back pain and stiffness
  • Migraines
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rib Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sport injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracic Pain and Stiffness
  • Vertigo (Loss of equilibrium)
  • Whiplash
  • Work-related injuries


Other conditions Chiropractic care can improve are


  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Colic
  • Ear infection
  • Fertility issues
  • Frequent cold, Flu
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Intervertebral Disc Syndrome
  • Immune System Dysfunction
  • Insomnia
  • Low Energy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Respiratory Infection
  • Upper, mid, lower back pain and stiffness


Chiropractic care is often effective in improving immune system function, in reducing stress, and clarifying thought.


To understand how chiropractic care works, it helps to have a basic understanding of the nervous system.


Central nervous system – the part of the nervous system that includes the brain and the spinal cord.


Peripheral nervous system – consists of all of the nerves outside of the central nervous system that span your organs, muscles, and body.


Please refer to the illustration below. Bone is pale orange / tan. Nerves are dark yellow.


  • The spinal column consists of a long bundle of nerves covered by 24 small movable bones called vertebrae which are located from the base of the skull to the pelvis.
  • Between each vertebrae in the spine are discs (white colored) which act as shock absorbers between adjacent vertebrae.
  • The discs also hold the vertebrae together and are cartilaginous joints which allow for mobility in the spine.
  • Nerves exit through small openings in between the vertebrae and lead out to the various parts of the body.
  • The brain sends messages to and from the body via the spinal column and the peripheral nervous system and out toward every organ and tissue.
  • When any of the vertebrae in the spine are out of alignment, the body’s messaging system is compromised.
  • This can result in pain and can also contribute to a wide range of health problems.
  • Misaligned vertebrae are called subluxations.
  • One of the primary roles of the chiropractor is to perform adjustments to the misaligned vertebrae, so they line up properly.
  • The chiropractor uses his or her hands (or a small instrument) to apply a controlled, sudden force in a specific direction to release (and line up) the misaligned vertebrae.


Dr. Zabriskie’s mission is “To treat patients as he would his own family; creating the most effective means of analysis, care and treatment, specifically designed for each patient.”