Chiropractic Treats the Problem, Not Just Your Symptoms
Suffer from frequent back pain, neck pain or headaches? It's time to turn to chiropractic care. Chiropractic restores the body, allowing it to heal itself without drugs or surgery. Those who receive treatment often experience many benefits along with pain reduction. Improved immune function, higher energy levels and increased flexibility are just a few other common health benefits.
Facts About Chiropractic
The doctor of chiropractic analyzes your body for vertebral subluxation, a severe form of spine and nerve stress, using his/her hands and other analysis tools. He or she then corrects or removes any spinal nerve stress using various spinal adjustment techniques.
Subluxations come from stress. It may occur from infancy from a difficult birth or from childhood falls. Later in life, emotional tension or stress can gradually damage your spine too. Violent injuries from car accidents or sports can also knock you “out of whack."
Almost everyone eventually experiences spinal nerve stress and is affected by subluxations. It is a “hidden epidemic,” which is why we all need our spines routinely checked for this condition by a doctor of chiropractic care. Think of it in the same way you get your eyes, teeth or blood pressure checked.
The first chiropractic patient treated was 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 other conditions – like digestive troubles, sciatica, menstrual trouble, migraine headaches, epilepsy, heart problems or back pain – responded to spinal care, Palmer realized he had discovered something even more impactful.
Chiropractors perform treatments by working with the bones and nerves of the spinal column and spinal cord respectively. Chiropractors receive years of specialized training to locate where misplaced spinal vertebrae are impinging the nerves. These misplaced vertebrae travel down the spinal cord and out through the spinal column to the muscles, organs and glands of the body. After locating the vertebrae impinging the nerves (subluxations) the chiropractor can replace the misplaced vertebrae, releasing pressure on the nerves, using specialized techniques. That is what we call a spinal adjustment.