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What is Chiropractic?
The chiropractic profession was founded in 1895 by a man named D. D. Palmer who began to develop a concept that the body has an internal power to heal itself. By choice chiropractors choose not to use drugs or surgery, and utilize natural approaches to allow the body to heal. Chiropractors work primarily with the spine and its attachments to restore function and health. They are facilitators of health and utilize a variety of approaches, primarily adjustments. The use of physical therapeutic modalities, exercise routines, nutritional recommendations, orthotics and daily living modifications and massage therapy aid in the response to care. There are roughly 70,000 doctors of chiropractic who are concerned with the diagnosis, care, and prevention of many disorders of the body. A variety of conditions are seen, ranging from back and neck pain to shoulder, hand or feet disorders to internal problems. Doctors of chiropractic are fully accredited and licensed in every state and have become well accepted as providers of healthcare.
How Can Chiropractic Help You?
Chiropractic Philosophy differs dramatically from the traditional medical philosophy of health. The medical establishment believes that in a diseased state, drugs can bring a body back to a healthy state. Organs are sometimes removed or transplanted to keep the system 'functioning'. This approach to health is termed an OUTSIDE-IN approach, because external factors such as drugs and surgery are used to treat a condition.
Chiropractic Philosophy, on the other hand, is built on the scientific fact that your body's GOD given, innate intelligence system flows via the nervous system to organs, tissue, and every last cell of your body. Since the human body is designed to self-heal and self-regulate, a blockage in the nervous system in the form of subluxation may impair the "signal flow" along the nerve paths. This causes malfunction in the body which may, eventually result in disease, pain or dysfunction.
The chiropractic approach is to allow the body - through adjustments - to correct itself naturally and without the often harmful external influences. This approach to health is termed an INSIDE-OUT approach.
Chiropractic care neither removes nor adds anything to the body. It allows self-healing, the way our bodies were designed to overcome disease and distress.
Chiropractic is the largest non-medical alternative healing art in the world. It is based on anatomical and scientific fact that the nervous system controls the function of virtually every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body. Chiropractors focus on the relationship between the impaired or restricted motion of one or more of the spinal joints (subluxation) and its direct affect on the body's ability to function. Subluxations may result from trauma, everyday activity, repetitive actions, stress and or toxins and can be alleviated with care. Care begins with an examination to help determine which areas of the spine are being affected the most. If you have had x-rays within the last year, even from another doctor, we can use them... if not, x-rays will be taken the day of your examination and care may begin immediately.