What Is Chiropractic?
The Beginning of Chiropractic
When Chiropractic was discovered in 1895, a lack of health knowledge would result in the administration of dangerous medicines containing substances such as alcohol, cocaine, mercury or arsenic. A man by the name of Daniel David Palmer raised a simple, yet profound question in response to the way we were managing our health issues.
“I desired to know why one person was ailing and his associate eating at the same table, working in the same shop, was not. Why? What difference was there in the two persons that caused one to have pneumonia, catarrh, typhoid or rheumatism, while his partner, similarly situated, escaped illness?”
This was the beginning of a new era in health care, as Palmer began directing his focus on the person with the disease, as opposed to the disease in the person.
Chiropractors focus on re-aligning the body’s musculoskeletal structure to enable self-healing without surgery or medication. We consider the influence of the integrity of your spine and nervous system on the rest of your health.
A Chiropractic Adjustment
After a thorough examination, a Chiropractor, with the use of adjustments, improves the function of your musculoskeletal system to help your body heal itself to restore better movement to the spine and better function to your body as a whole.
While the word Chiropractic comes from the Greek word meaning “done by hand,” there are many ways to adjust the spine.
Whether done with Chiropractor’s hands, various types of handheld instruments, blocks that harness the effect of gravity or by other means, the intention is to restore better function to your body.
It surprises many to learn that the intent of Chiropractic adjustments is not to treat a disease. Instead, the intent of Chiropractic adjustments is to help revive your body’s ability to function normally.
Helping your spine and nervous system function optimally is the century-old basis of Chiropractic.