Do chiropractors look at nerves?


Yes, chiropractors do look at nerves as part of their examination and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. The nervous system plays a critical role in the function of the musculoskeletal system, and chiropractors are trained to evaluate the nervous system as part of their assessment of patients.

During a chiropractic examination, a chiropractor will often perform a variety of tests to assess the function of the nervous system, including testing reflexes, muscle strength, and sensation. They may also perform orthopedic and neurological exams to evaluate the function of the spine and other joints.

Chiropractors are particularly concerned with the function of the spinal nerves, which are responsible for transmitting signals between the brain and the rest of the body. When the spine is misaligned or there is pressure on the nerves, it can interfere with the normal function of the nervous system and lead to a variety of musculoskeletal symptoms.

Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to help restore proper alignment and function to the spine, including spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and exercises. By improving the function of the nervous system, chiropractic care can help reduce pain, improve mobility, and promote overall health and well-being.