Chiropractic Facts

Chiropractic Facts
A chiropractor is a professional that performs a type of alternative medicine called chiropractic in which the practitioner diagnoses and uses manual therapy to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system, most specifically the spine. The inventor of chiropractic was Daniel David Palmer, who was arrested and spent time in jail in 1907 for practicing a form of medicine without a license. Chiropractic was first proposed as a form of medicine in 1895 in Iowa, in the United States, however spinal manipulation for therapeutic purposes has existed for more than 2,500 years. China in particular has been using spinal manipulation long before it was founded as a profession in 1895 in the United States.
Interesting Chiropractic Facts:
The word chiropractic is derived from the Greek language and means 'done by hand'.
Chiropractic is now recognized and practiced all around the world. Even the Amish community, which regularly dismisses modern medicine, has begun to accept chiropractic as a form of treatment.
A patient may have dysfunction for a long time before pain appears. This is one of the principles behind chiropractic - treating and preventing injuries before they turn into chronic problems that can take much longer to heal.
Many athletes rely on chiropractors to keep them healthy and performing at their best. Michael Phelps, Tom Brady, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been known to go to see chiropractors.
Because the body performs with a cascade of events controlled by the nervous system and not as a bunch of separate mechanisms, disruptions in the chain of events can have effects on other parts of the body.
The health of the spinal column is important for many reasons, including the fact that every bodily function originates with nerves that pass through the spinal cord. When the joints of the spinal column are not functioning properly this is referred to as subluxation.
The chiropractor works to restore proper motion in the spine's joints, which makes it possible to allow the body to heal by relieving the tension on muscles and nerves.
Chiropractic is appropriate for all ages from new born babies to seniors.
Many parents take their young children to chiropractors when they have issues with asthma, allergies, sleep disorders, behavioral disorders, and to encourage the healthy development of the brain and nervous system.
Because chiropractic can help reduce the pro-inflammatory markers often common with pain and tissue damage, it can help to improve immune function.
Chiropractic shouldn't hurt. Sometimes there is a sound which is caused by gasses being released from a joint capsule - called cavitation.
Repeated chiropractic adjustments will not wear out someone's joints as many people have been taught to believe.
People commonly visit chiropractors when they have issues with back pain, neck pain, and headaches.
Some believe that many of the issues associated with torture such as depression, pain, and PTSD can be alleviated through chiropractic care.
Although there is some risk associated with manipulating the spine, the risk of injury or death is very low. Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs and do not perform invasive procedures on their patients.

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