The History of Chiropractic
Chiropractic care actually got its start in a story that tells of just how much of an impact spinal health can have on a person’s life. Daniel David Palmer performed the first chiropractic adjustment in history in 1895. His patient was a janitor with a hearing problem. After the non-invasive spinal adjustment, the janitor, named Harvey Lillard, found that his hearing had improved.
This makes sense when you consider how many nerves and small bones are in the neck. When a bone comes out of alignment, irritating or compressing a nerve, a whole host of symptoms can occur.
Since this first event, chiropractic care has come a long way. Today, chiropractors help patients find real solutions for migraines, vertigo, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, neck pain, muscle strains, injuries from work or accidents, and a wide assortment of physical ailments.
TRAINING OF A CHIROPRACTOR
Did you know that chiropractors go to a college just for chiropractic care? For four years (at least) chiropractic doctors study with their teachers for over 4,000 hours. This is in addition to over a thousand hours of supervised clinical training.
This experience is important to become educated on how the body works. After this experience, a chiropractor is able to examine a patient, take down their medical history, perform needed tests, and offer a knowledgeable diagnosis on the problem.
While most people suffering health concerns will turn to the internet to self-diagnose an issue today, there’s no replacement for years of experience and testing to find the true source of a health concern.
Our chiropractic office is experienced in helping our community find health solutions. We are passionate about creating individual treatment plans that help our patients achieve their best health.