Chiropractic began on September 18, 1895, when Daniel David (usually called "D. D.") Palmer (1845-1913) adjusted the vertebra of a deaf janitor, restoring his hearing in the Putnam Building of downtown Davenport, Iowa. Since then Chiropractic has grown to understand the mechanism by which we are able to aid the body in restoring health.
Chiropractic is founded upon the premise that when spinal bones are functioning in normal motion and position, the central nervous system can deliver its vital energy for the proper function of the body's tissues, organs and systems. With this philosophy, Chiropractic is not simply treatment for pain!
The condition in which a vertebrae has lost its normal motion and position is termed the Vertebral Subluxation Complex (please see “Vertebral Subluxation Complex” page for a detailed description.). Chiropractors are the only doctors trained to detect and correct subluxations through safe, gentle and specific adjustments.
Chiropractors have identified several causes of Subluxation. Everyday occurrences such as stressful situations, slips, trips, falls, difficult relationships, and even food poisoning! This can set off a chain reaction affecting the vertebrae, nerves,muscles, soft tissues and results in degenerative changes throughout the body.
Just like Dentistry, Chiropractic requires regular check-ups to detect, remove, and prevent subluxations from occurring in the spine. Much like your Dentist detects, removes, and prevents cavities!