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Brief history of Chiropractic

The first ever chiropractic adjustment took place in Davenport, Iowa on 18th of September in the year of 1895. It was performed by Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer, the founder of chiropractic on Harvey Lillard, a janitor who complained of deafness for 17 years. Amazingly, Harvey’s hearing was restored after the adjustment in his upper back. This, in fact, led to the birth of chiropractic.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a profession that is based on the principle of innate intelligence, which is the body’s ability to self-heal. For example, a cut on the hand will heal itself without much artificial intervention. Innate intelligence would not be expressed optimally if vertebral subluxation (look further down to explore what subluxation is) exists, rendering self-heal ability inefficient.

With this principle in mind, chiropractors utilize drug-free, hands only approach to remove vertebral subluxation to address patients’ health complaints. This is achieved by specific and scientific chiropractic adjustments.

What is subluxation?

The brain communicates with every parts of the body via the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. For example, the thought of raising your arm is possible only through nerve impulse transmission. As the spinal column protects the spinal cord, it is crucial to keep it healthy to ensure optimal function. However, subluxation can happen in the spinal column and results in interference to the brain-body communication.

Subluxation is not merely misalignment of the spinal column, rather, it is nerve irritation that occurs as a result of vertebral misalignment. This in turn causes inefficient nerve transmission from the brain to the target organ, leads to various symptoms or “dis-ease”.

Gonstead chiropractors are specifically trained to hunt subluxation and correct it through gentle, non-invasive, high velocity adjustment. In other words, we facilitate your body’s ability to heal by removing nerve interference.