What is Chiropractic?
- [cheer-oh] (Greek) hand; pertaining to the hand or hands.
practic: - [prak-tik] the exercise or pursuit of
a profession or occupation.
Chiropractic is the art and science of a profession, practiced
by hand, which is used to alleviate pressure on the nervous system
that can disrupt nerve flow from the brain to every organ, cell
and tissue in the body. This disruption, known as a Subluxation,
can alter the ability of the brain to control every function in
the body. Such a disruption can result in symptoms like simple
back pain or muscle spasm, to sciatic pain down the leg, or pain
between the shoulders from poor posture, and even to symptoms
as severe as alterations in organ function like thyroid, insulin,
or hormone production.
Chiropractic was first recognized as a medical profession in
1895 by the founding father of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer. Dr.
Palmer opened the preeminent college of study for chiropractic
in Davenport, Iowa at that time. This is the very institution
where Dr. Anderson received his degree in chiropractic.
Chiropractic is the leading drugless healing art in the world.
When a patient first visits a chiropractor, he or she may come
in looking for improved health (called maintenance care - the
prevention of disease and sickness) or simply come in because
of a complaint or problem that they would like treated without
drugs or surgery.
You see, Chiropractic is a non-invasive therapy that has very
minimal side effects. Most patients will come in stating that
the headaches they never told me about, or the pain down their
arm they had for years, or the fact that they now sleep through
the night, is a benefit they never knew they could attain, especially
when they came in for some other symptom.
Research proves that Chiropractic can help patients with a variety
of conditions to get better or improve. Positive results have
been recorded in patients with G-I
problems, high blood pressure, insomnia, allergies, asthma, dizziness,
menstrual and menopause disorders, and more.
That is why millions of people see chiropractors on a regular
basis - because they know the benefits of maintaining their health
through Chiropractic care.