What is Chiropractic?

There is a scientific concept that states that every living thing has the inborn ability (intelligence) to heal itself. Chiropractic is a system of health care based on that concept. Chiropractic began in 1895 when a magnetic healer Daniel David Palmer encountered a janitor, Harvey Lillard, whose hearing was impaired. By manipulating the janitor upper spine this successfully restored the man’s hearing.

From this he suggested that there was a link between the spine and the nervous system. The nervous system is our control system for the whole body. If spinal movement is abnormal then it will irritate the nervous system which in turn can affect the way the nervous system functions. He concluded that in many circumstances, disease could form simply because of this interference to normal body function over a period of time.

At the heart of chiropractic is the spinal adjustment. This is a way of restoring normal spinal movement so that your nervous system can monitor your body correctly. Unlike mainstream medicine, chiropractic is a drugless and non-invasive treatment. Instead of just masking or reducing symptoms it has the potential to restore your ability to maintain good health.