Chiropractic care focuses on the central nervous system, the body's structure and how it affects the communication and coordination of the rest of the systems throughout the body.
Chiropractic care treats a variety of musculoskeletal problems-- problems with the bones, muscles, joints and connective tissues, including the tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Most importantly, Chiropractic clears the central nervous system allowing ALL other systems to function better.
Chiropractic combines two Greek words together- Cheir, which means hand and Praxis which means action. Thus, the word chiropractic simply translates "done by hand." This form of natural, non-invasive medicine uses a different approach when compared to conventional medicine. Chiropractic is the philosophy, science and art of finding and correcting interference to the nervous system, allowing the body to heal and self-regulate towards optimal health.
Chiropractors locate and adjust the vertebrae, or bones in the spine, that are mis-aligned. The largest source of balance and coordination input to the brain comes from the spinal joints. When the joints do not move through their full range of motion, neurological input from the spine to the brain is altered, creating body-wide stress.
What is the History of Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care involves the adjustment of the spine. It is one of the oldest healing practices still in use today. In fact, in ancient Greece, Hippocrates described spinal manipulation.
Daniel David Palmer from Davenport, Iowa founded modern day chiropractic care in 1895. He was a student of healing philosophies and a self-taught healer. Palmer determined that the body had self-healing abilities. He deduced that this ability was controlled by the nervous system. He further determined that misalignments of the spine, also known as subluxations, can interfere with the central nervous system's "nerve flow." This concept was already used in osteopathic and bone setting traditions. Palmer determined that when an organ in the body does not receive the proper nerve impulses, it may become diseased and not function properly. He then concluded that adjusting one's vertebra can help improve nerve flow by correcting subluxations.
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