Did you know that chiropractic dates back to the time of Hippocrates? He believed that if the spine was misaligned it greatly affected the health of an individual.
The modern day school of Chiropractic dates back to 1895, when Dr. Daniel Palmer adjusted a man that had lost his hearing 17 years prior. The story goes that prior to losing his hearing the man had heard something pop in his back. After adjusting the man's misaligned vertebrae his hearing greatly improved.
The people who followed in these footsteps found an amazing new way of dealing with illness and disease. Dr. Palmer's theories are still discussed in the field of chiropractic today. Without this man's input into medicine millions of people today who enjoy the life changing benefits of chiropractic may never have had this opportunity. There is still a school named after Dr. Daniel Palmer as well as over 20 schools and thousands of chiropractic students across the country.
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast network of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is inadequate.
In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treatment. They can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.