Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. The important functions of the body are controlled by the nervous system, comprising the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Chiropractic focuses on the nervous system and its relationship to your body including your muscles, joints and bones. Throughout your spine, areas of spinal stress can occur, causing impairment to the nervous system.
Chiropractors are trained to locate areas where spinal stress occurs, through a thorough examination of the spine. Soft tissue massage and specific spinal adjustments then help to reduce the irritation in the nervous system. This aids your body to heal and regulate itself naturally. Chiropractic spinal adjustments are internationally recognised and considered substantially effective for all, young and old.
Initial Intensive phase:
Pain and other symptoms bring most patients to the chiropractor and the first thing they want is to feel better. During this phase, your visits are more frequent and aimed at stabilizing and improving the movement of your spine, as we eliminate your symptoms.
After your symptoms have improved we concentrate on restoring the joints, muscles and ligaments to the best possible state so that you gain maximum function and health. Corrective phase aims to achieve complete healing, not just pain relief. Your visits will be less frequent as we introduce exercises and other self-care rehabilitation activities to aid your recovery.
Given the nature of our work nowadays, we tend to sit for 8 – 10 hours a day while concentrating on our work without sufficient movement. The initial complaints and symptoms may potentially be addressed properly. As such, continuous maintenance care is of utmost essential in ensuring optimal health for our body. Treatment in this stage is also aimed at preventing a chronic condition from reoccurring or the arousal of any other new symptoms.
Discoverer of Chiropractic
The man who is considered the “godfather” of chiropractic is D.D. Palmer, who was the first person to make the claim that abnormalities of the spine were the root causes of many diseases. In the 1890s, Palmer began treating patients with a combination of hands-on adjustments, along with energetic/spiritual healing. Palmer treated his very first patient named Harvey Lillard, who suffered from impaired hearing, by realigning his spine in order to improve communication between his brain and his body.With an intense interest in medicine, especially bone-setting and manipulations of the neck and back, Palmer went on to teach many others his beliefs and techniques. In 1897, he opened the very first school offering training in chiropractic treatments, called the Palmer School of Chiropractic. Since this time more than 40 chiropractic schools/colleges have opened in the U.S. alone, enrolling thousands of future Doctors of Chiropractic every year.