Chiropractic is the fastest-growing natural health care profession in the world. It was discovered in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa, U.S.A. D.C.'s (Doctors of Chiropractic) focus on what is called Vertebral Subluxation. A subluxation is a misalignment of one or more of the 24 moveable bones of the spine. They are most commonly caused by stresses and impacts to the body from poor posture, poor sleeping habits, slips and falls, vehicular accidents, sports impact, strenuous exercise, work injuries, childhood falls, and even the birth process itself. Subluxations cause harmful stress to the spinal cord and the delicate spinal nerves as they exit the spine between the spinal bones. This causes irritation to the nerves and affects the body's ability to heal. Nerve interference causes increased disorder in the body.
It may be obvious that you need to see a chiropractor if you are experiencing neck pain, back pain, hip pain, headaches, numbness, or a curvature of the spine. However, many people don't realize that chiropractors have a strong record of success in correcting many health disorders as well as helping healthy individuals maintain optimal health. Maintaining a healthy and well-aligned spine is extremely important and is the most overlooked key to staying healthy.
Chiropractic treatments—called spinal adjustments—are gentle, comfortable, and highly effective. People of all ages can receive chiropractic care, including infants and the elderly. Years of training, education, and experiencing enable a doctor to determine how chiropractic care can benefit you and your family. Chiropractors are highly educated and caring professionals who are sensitive to the natural healthcare needs of your family.