Chiropractic is a wholistic, hands-on approach for treatment of disorders and dysfunctions of the body without the use of drugs or surgery. The human body has the capacity to heal itself. Our chiropractic care enhances and amplifies this natural ability.
Chiropractic, as we know it, was developed in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer. In truth, spinal manipulation has been an effective healing art for thousands of years. In the 19thcentury there were “bonesetters” who practiced a healing art much like chiropractic. The ancient Egyptians and the ancient Chinese both practiced spinal manipulation as a healing art. Hippocrates also used spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic is a natural, hands-on method of healing. The Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning "effective treatment by hand" is the origin of the word chiropractic. Chiropractors correct misalignments in the spine and all joints of the body in order to preserve range of motion and healthy cartilage.
A misaligned joint (in the spine or elsewhere) does not move quite normally. Have you ever had your arm in a cast? When a joint doesn’t move for weeks, it becomes hard to move it. It is stiff and sore. It is the same when joints in the spine become misaligned. Along with the stiffness and pain, much of the nervous system can be affected. The nerves in your body must initially travel through openings in the spine in order to get to your muscles, joints and organs. When the joints of the spine become stiff, sore and swollen through trauma, arthritis and poor posture, the nervous system is adversely affected. A chiropractor helps to restore normal motion and function to the joints, thereby alleviating the pain and restoring health.
Since chiropractic does such a good job in relieving musculoskeletal pain, many think of them as bone doctors. In reality, a chiropractor is a doctor who helps the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. Any person, with any disease process like asthma, allergies, digestive disorders, headaches, and, of course, neck and back pain can benefit from wholisitic chiropractic care.