Muscles, skeleton and your nerves, we call it neuromusculoskeletal.
Neuro is nerves; muscular is your muscles; skeletal is your skeleton.
When two bones come together, we have a joint, then to move that joint and keep the joints together, you have a ligament to move the joint while the tendon attaches to the muscle. Muscles move whenever they receive the instructions from the brain to the nerve ending, which is connected to the muscle. And then, of course, the signal comes from your brain down through your spinal cord and into your muscles.
So these parts of the body cannot operate in isolation; your joint cannot move if the nerve doesn't function; the nerves will not work if the brain is damaged. That's why when people have a stroke, they cannot walk because the 'computer processor' that controls the nervous system is not working correctly or part of it is damaged.
So we look holistically, for example, why does a person develop lower back pain, we try as Chiropractors to go to the cause of the problem.
And most of the time, the cause of the problem is some form of irritation of the nervous system, the nerves for example, that could cause by a slipped disc, it could be an alignment issue, it could be tightness around the joint or around the nerve. So we are very much focused on going to the cause of the problem helping patients to get better a lot faster and to sustain it for an extended period.
So neuromusculoskeletal means the nervous system, the muscles and the bones, and they all come together and function as one single unit.
That's why we created Spine and Joint because Physiotherapists typically work on muscles, but you cannot just work on the muscles alone. To complement the treatment of the muscles, the patient should also see a Chiropractor who tends to work more on the spine and joints.