If you have never been to the chiropractor before, you might be missing out on all of the incredible benefits of chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is a drug-free and surgery-free path to natural healing. In fact, chiropractors can do more than relieve back and neck pain.
Chiropractic care patients have reported the following benefits:
- Back & Neck Pain Relief
- Fewer Headaches
- Arthritis and Joint Pain Relief
- Remedied Ear Infections
- Improved Blood Pressure
- Fewer Asthma Attacks
- Healthy Pregnancy
- Better Organ Function
- Surgery Prevention
Fun Fact: The very first chiropractic patient was looking for a cure for his deafness.
The Beginning of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care was first developed by a natural healer named D.D. Palmer in 1895. According to the history books, it all started when a man named Harvey Lillard, who happened to be deaf in one ear, went to see Palmer for his hearing condition hoping that he would be able to cure his deafness.
Lillard explained to Palmer that he had suffered a head injury that caused his condition. Palmer evaluated Lillard’s spine and found that the vertebra in his upper back was wildly out of alignment. According to Palmer:
“I had a case of heart trouble which was not improving. I examined the spine and found a displaced vertebra pressing against the nerves, which innervate the heart. I adjusted the vertebra and gave immediate relief — nothing ‘accidental’ or ‘crude’ about this. Then I began to reason if two diseases, so dissimilar as deafness and heart trouble, came from impingement, a pressure on nerves, were not other diseases due to a similar cause? Thus the science (knowledge) and art (adjusting) of Chiropractic were formed at that time.”
Since Palmer’s discovery, millions of people across the world have benefited from this manual therapy technique.
Most people have misconceptions about how chiropractors are trained and how they practice. Did you know that most chiropractic programs incorporate a full year of PhD-level advanced nutrition training? The basic principle of chiropractic care is taking a natural, drugless approach to helping patients live healthier and happier lives. The body has an amazing innate ability to heal itself and chiropractors are dedicated to providing the right conditions to facilitate this.
Chiropractors focus their attention on the health of our spines because the nervous system controls every organ and cell in our bodies. When our spines are properly aligned our nervous system is able to control our organs and cells without added stress. When your spine is misaligned you could suffer from some of these symptoms and conditions:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- SI pain
- Radiating pain (Sciatica)
- Tingling or numbness
- Muscle weakness
- Limited mobility
- Poor posture
Having your nervous system checked and making sure your spine is in proper alignment will help ensure that your nervous system is properly communicating with your body. The health of your spine and nervous system is important to your overall health and should be taken lightly. Being proactive and visiting your local chiropractor could make the difference between long-term pain and discomfort and a long healthy life.