What is Chiropractic?
The term comes to us from Greek and means "to treat with the hand." Today chiropractic is an independent scientific discipline that concerns the use of hands in treatment methods and therapy as well as with prevention of reversible functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
The use of the hands in the treatment of the spinal column was first recorded more than 5000 years ago. Chiropractic as a method of treatment was founded in 1895 by the American D.D. Palmer in Davenport, Iowa. Chiropractic is today the largest profession in the naturopathy profession.
Chiropractic is a holistic method based on the self-healing abilities of the body that eliminates the causes of ailments instead of only treating the symptoms. Therefore no drugs, injections or invasive surgery of any kind is used, which results in the normalized and strengthed function of the nervous system. Often the benefits of treatment are noticed within the first few visits.
Your chiropractor includes orthopaedic, neurologic and special chiropractic elements in his examination, such as joint play and checking a patient's general flexibility. In the case of certain ailments, your chiropractor may also consult X-rays.