The word Chiropractic is from the Greek literally meaning “done by hand”. Chiropractic was born and based on the premise of removing interference from the nervous system to allow the body to function at 100% capacity. It is based on the inherent fact that your body is a self healing, self regulating entity, that needs no help to heal itself, just no interference. Even the great philosopher Socrates explored believed this concept as he wrote “look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” The philosophy, art, and practice of chiropractic is based on the principle of a vertebral subluxation. Subluxation is defined as a spinal joint that has lost its proper position with the bone above or below it, causing inherent pressure on the nerve supply and dysfunction of joint movement. If left untreated, subluxations can lead to a subluxation complex that disrupts proper bodily function. Chiropractors correct this subluxation by deliver an adjustment. This adjustment restores proper spinal alignment and function and relieves the dysfunction caused by the subluxation.
This young profession started in 1895 by D.D. Palmer. When the first chiropractic adjustment was delivered, it restored the hearing a man named Harvey Lillard, who had been deaf for years. Since this miraculous day, years and years of research and court battles ensued to bring the profession to where it is today; A distinct and separate form of alternative healthcare that millions of people attain the services of each year.
Chiropractic is the worlds largest and fastest growing alternative healthcare source. Thomas Edison once wrote, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Many chiropractors around the world have taken this concept to heart and have dedicated their lives to educating their patients on how the body works and how to maximize their health by being a great steward to their body.