Chiropractic 101- The “What”

Chiropractic History
Chiropractic began in 1895 when its founder, Daniel David Palmer, claimed the cause of any and all disease could be removed by–and needing nothing more than–his hands. The name given to this new profession became its identity. As stated earlier, chiropractic means “done by hand” and throughout its evolution the profession has struggled with justifying any departures from this fundamental principle of delivering care.  The following story tells about the “crack heard around the world” that began the profession of chiropractic.
D.D Palmer
“Harvey Lillard, a janitor in the Ryan Block, where I had my office, had been so deaf for 17 years that he could not hear the racket of a wagon on the street or the ticking of a watch. I made inquiry as to the cause of his deafness and was informed that when he was exerting himself in a cramped, stooping position, he felt something give way in his back and immediately became deaf. An examination showed a vertebra racked from its normal position. I reasoned that if that vertebra was replaced, the man’s hearing should be restored. With this object in view, a half-hour’s talk persuaded Mr. Lillard to allow me to replace it. I racked it into position by using the spinous process as a lever and soon the man could hear as before. There was nothing “accidental” about this, as it was accomplished with an object in view, and the result expected was obtained.”
 
WHAT do Chiropractor’s do?
Chiropractor’s use adjustments to gently realign the bones in the spine, removing the subluxation, restoring the flow of life from above-down-inside-out.
WHAT is a Subluxation?
subluxation
What can happen is these bones shift out of proper alignment, pinching the nerve, and interfering with the message that the nerve is carrying. Research shows that in the early stages of subluxation, there aren’t any symptoms, in fact it can be present for 10 years before you experience any symptoms. That’s 10 years of mixed messages from your body to your brain and brain to your body! So, if you are already experiencing symptoms like headaches, tight muscles, and trouble sleeping, just to name a few…we know that the underlying weakness has been there for a long, long, time and it’s going to take time to correct it.
Tomorrow we will be answering the “WHY”
Until then- –
Walk in Excellence, Conviction and Comfort with a Total Spirit of Love
–Dr. Erica
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