HISTORY

Chiropractic, as a profession, began in 1895, but some of the earliest healers in the history of the world understood the relationship between health and the condition of the spine. Hippocrates advised, "Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases."

The name Chiropractic came from Greek "chiros" and "praktikos" meaning "done by hand." Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer discovered the specific spinal adjustment. He was also the one to develop the philosophy of chiropractic, which forms the foundation for the profession. The first ever documented adjustment was performed on a man named Harvey Lillard, who happened to be deaf. The chiropractic adjustment, although crude in its form, restored the hearing of Mr. Lillard. Since this time chiropractic has continued to evolve.

THE PRINCIPLE OF CHIROPRACTIC

The nervous system is the master system of the body–without it nothing can function. The brain and spinal cord exert control over every organ and cell in the entire body and here is how–the brain signals the spinal cord, from the spinal cord nerves leave and send messages to every organ and cell in the body, and then those cells report back through the chain of command in the brain. For example, certain areas of the spine have nerves send nerve supply to areas such as the stomach, kidneys, pancreas and uterus just to name a few. If a vertebrae or spinal bone is twisted or moved forward or backward the nerve is stretched, the messages become aberrant and then the chain of command gets disrupted.

As you can see, misalignments of the spine can interfere with biomechanical movement, all the way down to cellular function. This negative force, if not corrected over time, can cause pain and even affect the function of an organ to which the nerves send messages.

Chiropractic helps with much more than just mere back pain.

When proper motion is restored to the joints (a chiropratic adjustment is performed) the body is then able to heal itself by properly conducting nerve signals to the brain. Yes, one of the side effects of chiropractic is an elimination of pain but also optimum function of all the organs in your body. If your nervous system is not performing as it should YOU ARE NOT LIVING TO YOUR FULLEST HEALTH POTENTIAL.

***An adjustment does not have to initiate more pain–it can be a pleasant experience! I hope you will find the approach at my office distinct and enjoyable.

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