Chiropractic was first developed in 1895, and its meaning is derived from the Greek words “chiro” and “praktikos” which translates to practice by hand.
Chiropractic provides natural hands on care that doesn’t involve risky drugs or surgery. More specifically, it is a branch of healthcare focusing on the bones of the spine. Chiropractors will assess the alignment of these bones using their hands, and correct any misalignments by delivering a specific and gentle adjustment.
WHY YOU ASK?
The bones of the spine have many functions, and the most important is to protect the spinal cord and spinal nerves surrounding it. These delicate structures transmit information from your brain to your body and back to the brain again. It is the main highway for allowing the body to function as it is intended.
Therefore, if a bone of the spine gets misaligned, then all of the information that is being transmitted along that spinal “highway” becomes altered. This can potentially lead to a variety of different symptoms for the patient. A bone can become misaligned for many reasons, some of which are: birth trauma, car accidents, falls, poor posture, stress, etc. Chiropractic helps to restore that communication pathway between your brain and body. Just as your health revolves around more than just lifting weights and eating healthy, Chiropractic involves much more than just getting rid of your pain and symptoms.