founded by D.D. Palmer when he performed the first chiropractic
adjustment on Harvey Lillard on September 18, 1895 .
The main method chiropractors use to treat their patients is by
performing specific adjustments to the specific vertebrae that is
effecting the patients condition. In addition they do patient education
concerning exercises and proper body mechanics.
Chiropractics is a conservative form of health care that emphasizes
the relationship between the musculoskeletal system (the spine and
muscles) and the nervous system. It is non- invasive and drug free
. Chiropractic is based on the principle that the human body is
self-regulating and self healing.
The body is controlled by your nervous system which delivers and
receives messages from the brain. These messages are sent to every
organ and tissue in the body.
When you have a vertebral subluxation, a misalignment, this irritates
the nerves and surrounding tissue thus compromising the proper functioning
of various systems that the nervous sytstm regulates.
When the chiropractor adjusts your spine, this corrects the misalignments
which improves how the body functions . If subluxations are treated
at onset of the problem ,it will reduce the likelihood of further
injury. If left untreated the problem could lead to further injury
and degenerative disorders.
The doctor performs an examination to determine the cause of your
problem and develop a plan of treatment. Chiropractic is interested
in taking care of the cause of the problem , not just ridding you
of your symptoms.