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What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is concerned with the relationship between the structure (primarily the spine) and function (primarily coordinated by the nervous system) of your body and how that relationship affects your health.
In the late 1800s, Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer, who founded Palmer College, researched this relationship. His hypotheses and subsequent discoveries laid the groundwork for modern chiropractic healthcare.
“Chiropractic care aligns the body, reducing pain, increasing range of motion, and improves the overall health and well-being of the patient.”
Misalignments of Your Spine and Poor Health
No part of your body escapes the dominance of your nervous system. Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments—called subluxations—can cause poor health or function, even in areas far removed from the spine and spinal cord itself. Misalignments can also reduce the ability of your body to adapt to its ever-changing environment. Even the slightest malfunction of your spine may alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses, preventing that portion of your body from responding optimally.
Natural Health Care Without Drugs or Surgery
Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct these misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. Chiropractic doesn’t use drugs or surgery. Rather, a chiropractic spinal adjustment—the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spinal segment—corrects the misalignment, permitting normal nerve transmission and assisting your body to recuperate on its own.