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About Chiropractic

"Chiropractic" is derived from Greek words meaning "done by hand." In practice, this translates to manipulation of the spine and joints to help relieve pain and stiffness, improving the function of the associated nerves, joints and muscles.

Dr. Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer, founded Chiropractic in 1895 after tracing nearly all disease to pinched nerves which were caused by misalignments of the vertebrae. Chiropractors call vertebrae which don't move properly subluxations.

Subluxations can cause inflammation and ultimately pain in nerves, joints and muscles. By manually adjusting bones, chiropractors correct subluxations, restoring the nervous to its optimal level.

There are two types of Chiropractor. 'Straight' chiropractors closely follow DD Placer's teachings and focus strictly on spinal adjustments. Others, called 'mixers"use adjustments along with massage, heat and ice treatments, rehabilitative series and nutritional counseling.

Chiropractic treatments begin with a medical case history, orthopedic and neurological evaluation and might conclude with adjustments to help realign the spine.

Chiropractors are licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Click below to find one near you.


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