What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a form of health care concentrating on the location and removal of spine and nerve stress, a condition that puts pressure on nerves, unbalances your body, lowers your resistance to disease, weakens you and causes pain; the subluxation complex.
Chiropractic has helped millions of people recover form sickness, disease and disability and minimized the use of drugs and surgery in their lives. The doctor of chiropractic analyses your body for vertebral subluxation, a severe form of spinal nerve stress,using his or her hands and other analysis tools, and then corrects or removes any spinal nerve stress using various spinal adjusting techniques.
Subluxations come from stress.
It may occur in infancy from a difficult birth or childhood falls. Later in life, emotional tension or stress can gradually damage your spine or violent injuries from automobile accidents or sports can suddenly knock you "out of whack".
Nearly everyone gets spinal nerve stress and so is affected by subluxations.
It is a "hidden epidemic" and for that reason we need to have our spines checked for this condition by a doctor of chiropractic every once in a while, just as we get our eyes, teeth and blood pressure checked.
The first chiropractic patient was treated in 1895.
Dr. D.D. Palmer performed the first chiropractic "spinal adjustment" on his deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard. Lillard's hearing returned and Palmer thought he had discovered a cure for deafness. But as patients with digestive troubles, sciatica, menstrual trouble, migraine headaches, epilepsy, heart problems, back pain and many other conditions responded to spinal care, he realized he had discovered something more far-reaching indeed.
Chiropractors perform treatments with working with the bones and nerves of the spinal column and spinal cord.
Chiropractors spend years of highly specialized training in order to locate where misplaced spinal vertebrae are impinging the nerves that travel down the spinal cord and out through the spinal column to the muscles, organs and glands of the body. By locating vertebrae impinging the nerves (subluxations) and using various highly specialized techniques, the chiropractor adjusts the misplaced vertebrae releaseing pressure on the nerves.
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." - attributed to Thomas Edison.