According to the American Chiropractic Association, ‘D.D. Palmer performed the initial chiropractic adjustment in September 1895. Palmer examined a janitor who had become deaf 17 years prior after he felt something “give” in his back. Palmer examined the area and gave a crude “adjustment” to what was felt to be a misplaced vertebra in the upper back. The janitor then observed that his hearing improved. From that first adjustment, DD Palmer continued to develop chiropractic and in 1897 established the Palmer School of Cure, now known as the Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, Iowa, where it remains today.’
Today, Chiropractors use manual treatments including spinal manipulation, manipulating other joints and soft-tissue therapies like massage to relieve pain and dysfunction in the body. They will often include exercise, stretching, lifestyle modifications, and even nutritional counseling in their treatment plans as well.
Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and effective form of treatment to restore function and mobility to your body. Accidents, falls, over exertion, poor posture and even stress can causes changes to your spine and other tissues that if left unresolved can result in chronic problems.
Regular chiropractic care has a number of benefits including:
- Back and neck pain relief
- Headache relief
- Increased mobility
- Less muscle stiffness and muscle spasms
- Better performance and energy
- Increased sense of wellbeing
- Better balance and coordination
- Reduced risk of injury
While Back pain might be the most common reason to seek out a chiropractor, know that they can help you with many other issues as well. A chiropractor can help with neck pain, headaches, sciatica, injuries resulting from car accidents, playing sports, and other causes.
If you are suffering from any of the above issues and want to feel better Schedule a free 10 minute phone consultation with our Chiropractor today. 360 787 3615