Chiropractic medicine focuses on the treatment and prevention of disease by natural means without the use of drugs or medicines. There are more than 84,000 thousand doctors of Chiropractic in the United States today with over 30 million Americans seeking Chiropractic care.
The history of the use of spinal manipulation in medicine dates back to ancient times in Greece and China. Dr. Daniel D. Palmer is credited with founding the first practice in the United State in 1895 and forming the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1897.
The profession of Chiropractic has made great strides during the twentieth century in growth of services and the well deserved recognition as the number one source of alternative medicine as effective treatment for numerous conditions in restoring and maintaining good health. The doctors of Chiropractic are extensively trained and educated to understand the nervous system, which is called the life line of the human body. Through traditional Chiropractic manipulation of the spine, acupuncture, and the use of modalities the nerve supply can be restored to its normal function and pain relieved.
Among the many conditions treated by Chiropractic, the most common are:
- Neck Pain, Muscle Spasms
- Headaches, Dizziness, Blurred Vision, Asthma
- Shoulder and Arm Pain, Numbness in Arms & Hands
- Chest Pain, Difficult Breathing
- Abdominal Pain, Poor Digestion, Constipation
- Low Back Pain, Hip Pain Radiating Down the Legs