What truly differentiates doctors of chiropractic from any other healthcare professional is the fact that chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat spinal subluxations. The word “subluxation” comes from the Latin words meaning “somewhat or slight” and “to dislocate”. The term ‘vertebral subluxation’ literally means a slight dislocation or misalignment of the bones in the spine. When a subluxation occurs, a chiropractor can correct the misaligned bone and allow it to return to its proper position with minimal force. This procedure is appropriately called an adjustment, and the adjustment enables the body to heal. Find out more!