What is Chiropractic?

human vertebraeWhat is chiropractic and what does a chiropractor do?

In 1895, Chiropractic was first discovered by D.D. Palmer. He found out that the relationship between bones out of place in the spine and how the body functions.

He found out that adjusting the spinal bones would alleviate certain symptoms. What wasn’t known was the exact reason why.

People nowadays know that the body is controlled by our nervous system. This system regulates the immune system, breathing, healing, mood, heart rate and the sense of pain among many other function.

The Chiropractor recognizes that the bones out of place directly affect how well the body and the nervous system function. There are also other things that negatively affect how the body and the nervous system perform which many chiropractors can address as well – diet, mental stress and certain environmental toxins to avoid.

The Chiropractor must find the bones that are out of place and adjust them back into position. This often provides relief and improves the mechanics of the body and the function of the nervous system. Chiropractic’s goal is always to improve function then pain relief follows. This is different from how the medical model works.

Many techniques are used today in order to accomplish finding and adjusting these bones back into its rightful place. We use a wide range of techniques to make sure of your comfort while receiving the best possible care.