What Is Chiropractic?

"Look well to the spine as the cause of disease".

-Hippocrates

According to The American Chiropractic Association:

"Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health."

As the 3rd largest healthcare provider in the United States (behind Medical Doctors and Dentists), more than 30 million people made visits to chiropractic physicians in 2005.

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The "founding father" of chiropractic, Dr. D.D. Palmer, developed a theory that spinal misalignment caused nerve pressure or irritation which in turn caused various ailments. He realized that the structure and condition of the body influenced how the body functioned and its ability to heal itself, without the use of drugs or surgery.

This simple philosophy has healed people and has prevented unwanted injury and illness for over a century! But to fully understand the chiropractic perspective, one must learn a bit about the nervous system, or how our bodies are "wired."

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