The word chiropractic is derived from Greek and means “ To Perform With The Hands”. Paintings from ancient Egypt and Greece have shown chiropractic was used thousand of years ago. However, David Palmer in the U.S did not find modern chiropractic until 1895.
Treatment is usually painless and contrary to popular beliefs seems completely normal and un-dramatic. Combining several factors including the patient’s examination history and/or x-rays, the doctor can make the decision on how to treat your problem.
Chiropractic today has educational values and technology to treat many conditions, not just back and neck pain. Also, chiropractic can help you learn how to take care of your body everyday. Education on exercising and eating healthy are two examples of patient education chiropractors can offer.
Chiropractic is a detailed examination of the joints of the body to determine if and where a functional misalignment exists. If misalignment exists and is isolated the chiropractor can physically restore the joint to its optimal position and range of motion. This may take one, or more than likely, a series of treatments to stabilize the condition. Once the problem has been relieved, the chiropractor can help with prevention of similar problems by identifying certain strains that your body is exposed to everyday.
Chiropractic is a health care discipline, which emphasizes the inherent recuperation power of the body to heal itself without drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and nervous system and how it affects the preservation and restoration of health.
The chiropractic belief on healing and health differs on the traditional medical view. We know the body can maintain and heal itself, in most cases, without drugs or surgery. We believe health is something that comes from within.
The chiropractor and staff also understand that with certain circumstances medical intervention is necessary. However, it is the body that controls and manages the healing process and not the doctor or externally applies forces.
Once the chiropractor corrects spinal abnormalities and can eliminate spine and nerve irritation, pain is relieved and the body’s own healing capabilities are set into motion.