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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a total and preventive approach to medicine that focuses on treating total-body wellness instead of treating the symptoms of disease. Most often, Doctors of Chiropractic treat health complications related to the nervous and neuromusculoskeletal system. Some of these types of problems include:

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Arthritis

  • Pain in the joints

  • Sciatica

  • Sports Injuries

(This list is nowhere near comprehensive. Please consult with our Chiropractors in Mora about your specific condition and to see what treatment plan is appropriate for you.)


Frequently, these conditions are a result of a car accident, work-related injury, or daily repetitive use. Chiropractic is a safe, non-invasive, and drug-free healthcare practice which is both gentle and pain free.


Chiropractors’ focus is on the nervous system which controls all aspects of the body’s function. The brain sends messages through the spinal cord across an enormous network of nerves to deliver messages to every body part, organ, and cell within the body. According to Grey’s Anatomy, “The nervous system is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems, which make up the human body.”

What is a Chiropractor?

Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) are often referred to as Chiropractors. Chiropractors practice a hands-on form of medicine which involves the gentle manipulation (adjustment) of the spine and musculoskeletal system. It is effective, gentle, and pain-free. However, sometimes after an adjustment, there may be mild muscle soreness similar to that which is felt the day after exercising or lifting weights. This is the result of your muscles and bones getting adjusted back to where they were meant to be, but due to injury or improper usage have not been for some time. The purpose of the spinal adjustment is to restore alignment and mobility to joints which have become hypomobile (limited mobility). This limited mobility results in soreness and stiffness that we feel when we have neck pain or headaches.

Educational Requirements of Doctors of Chiropractic

Both Doctors of Chiropractic and Medical Doctors undergo similar lengthy and rigorous training. The Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research has illustrated that Chiropractors and Medical Doctors are both trained in pre-med and then take four years of graduate-level education. All 50 states license Chiropractors to treat patients. Also like the curriculum of medical schools, a Chiropractor’s education is devoted to scientific subjects such as anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, public health diagnosis, clinical disciplines, and health sciences.


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Health Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Care

The benefits of preventative and ongoing treatment by our Chiropractors in Mora at the Mora Chiropractic Clinic are numerous. It is important to have regular appointments to keep your body functioning at its best and to assist in preventing future injuries. Among the many benefits of seeing a Chiropractor and Chiropractic Care include:

  • Increased physical and mental energy

  • Nerve communication is improved through the body

  • Fewer hospital and clinical visits due to improved health

  • Improved joint range of motion, coordination, and mobility

  • The need for surgery is often reduced greatly

  • Physical performance and function is improved both in sports and daily activities

  • The focus is on prevention through education – not medication

  • Improved posture, flexibility, and less back and neck pain

  • Quick relief from ankle, foot, knee, and leg pain

  • Much more restful and restorative sleep

  • Arthritis relief

  • Lessen the pain and discomfort from chronic injuries

  • Bursitis relief

  • Improved overall body mobility and a non-medication oriented natural pain relief

  • Join discomfort relief

  • Lower stress and tension


Your spine is made up of 24 individual vertebrae which form the protective armor around your spinal cord. Each of these vertebrae form a joint which allows your body to bend, twist, and pivot. Since your brain sends messages through the spinal cord then out through the rest of the nervous system, problems in your spine may affect other parts of your body. The symptoms felt in the other areas of your body is its only way to alert you that something is wrong. However, the absence of pain or symptoms is not indicative or good health (as many people who have been in car accidents know well). By the time that pain actually does present itself, the injury or problem may have been present for weeks or even months. Fortunately, you can be proactive in your health by having routine Chiropractic adjustments at the Mora Chiropractic Clinic in Mora, MN.

Conservative Chiropractic Care is More Affordable

In 2010, Blue Cross Blue Shield conducted a study and found that when regimented treatment plans are initiated with a Doctor of Chiropractic, patients had 20% less expensive care than regimented treatment plans initiated by a Medical Doctor. Furthermore, a 2009 report found, “When considering effectiveness and cost together, Chiropractic Care for low back and neck pain is highly cost-effective, and represents a good value in comparison to medical physician care.” Also, 


OptumHealth indicates that a more efficient and effective treatment plan is typically initiated when a patient begins by visiting and consulting a Chiropractor. This plan tends to lead to interventions that are more closely aligned with recommended treatment guidelines and ultimately more favorable solutions and more reasonable costs.

The leading Chiropractors in Mora and East Central Minnesota are ready to treat you today at the Mora Chiropractic Clinic.

Call us at (320) 679 – 1133


Our Mora Chiropractors take a holistic patient-centered approach to practicing Chiropractic at the Mora Chiropractic Clinic.