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History of Chiropractic

Evidence of healers and physicians performing manual manipulation of the spine can be found in ancient Greek and Chinese history. These manual manipulations were believed to cure many ailments, not just those related to the spine.

It was not until 1895 that D.D. Palmer performed a spinal adjustment on a partially deaf man named Harvey Lillard. This seemed to improve his hearing. Palmer believed that spinal adjustments could cure any number of pains and ailments, since the spine has the ability to press on many different nerves.

Several years later, Palmer opened the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, which still educates doctors of chiropractic today. Over time, the fundamental ideas behind of chiropractic have not changed much, but great strides have been made as more and more people have experienced the health benefits of Chiropractic.

Today’s Chiropractic

You probably already know that chiropractic is commonly used to treat back and neck pain. But did you know that chiropractic can be used to treat any number of ailments, from allergies to osteoarthritis and many in between.
Many advances have been made in the world of chiropractic while still staying true to the roots of this practice. By taking an active role in their healing, patients can eliminate many issues of pain and other ailments. Taking an active role means not only consulting a licensed chiropractor, but also having a healthy diet and exercising. Treating your body well is the best way to stay healthy.

How does it work?

Chiropractic is a holistic
approach to healing. Through adjustments, exercises, and a healthy
lifestyle, the self-healing properties of the body can be realized.
Depending on your problem, chiropractic can offer immediate relief or
relief in a series of sessions.
Why Chiropractic?

A lot of current pain
management techniques only treat the symptoms of a problem, not the
cause. Chiropractic works to treat the source of the issue. Because of
this, chiropractic is effective at preventing future issues from
presenting themselves.

Furthermore, Chiropractic is
non-invasive (i.e. there is no surgery and no drugs), so there are
fewer risks related to the procedures performed. Chiropractic uses your
body’s own natural healing powers to manage pain and other problems.
Many patients who visit chiropractors report decreased pain and an
increase in general wellness.
Effects of Chiropractic Care?

In many modern medical
practices, drugs are administered to treat everything from pain to
ailments. Use of prescription drugs can have undesirable or dangerous
side effects. These drugs can also be hard on the liver and kidneys if
used long-term. Chiropractic can eliminate the need for these drugs by
treating the source of an issue. The spine houses the spinal cord, which
can directly affect many of the body’s other systems.
Chiropractic Myths and Facts

There are a lot of unfounded
myths about chiropractic. Most of them come from people who are
unfamiliar with the ideas and practices behind chiropractic.

1. Spinal adjustments are painful

Immediately following a
spinal adjustment, many patients feel relief immediately. Misalignment
in the spine can cause pain not only in the neck and back, but also in
other parts of the body. Once the spine is properly aligned, that pain
is often immediately relieved.

2. Chiropractors are not real doctors

Chiropractors, in addition
to undergraduate studies, have to endure several years of rigorous
training in their field. Upon completion of their training program,
chiropractors must also complete hundreds of hours of clinical practice
under a licensed chiropractor. To become licensed, chiropractors must
test and register with their state board of Chiropractic, similar to
medical doctors. Chiropractors attend schools which are accredited by
the U.S. Department of Education.

3. Chiropractic is Costly

When compared with Western
medical care, Chiropractic is far less expensive. In cases of worker’s
compensation, chiropractic care can cost half as much as traditional
medical care, and it treats the source of the problem instead of just
the pain. Because of this, in the long run, patients often end up
needing less chiropractic care than traditional Western medicine.

4. You don’t need to visit a chiropractor, you can adjust yourself

Attempting to adjust your
own alignment is not only ineffective, but it can also be quite
dangerous. If you’re not familiar with the different muscles and nerves
in your spine, you can end up seriously injuring yourself. It’s best to
consult a licensed chiropractor for any back or neck pain you

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