How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?
Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.
The Focus of Chiropractic Care
The goal of Chiropractic care is to optimize the function of the nervous system, by detecting spinal misalignments. The nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, is responsible for controlling and coordinating all bodily functions. By ensuring proper alignment of the spine, chiropractic care plays a crucial role in promoting overall health and often times alleviating pain. This alignment allows for uninterrupted nerve communication throughout the body, facilitating the restoration of well-being.
The History of Chiropractic Care
The word “Chiropractic” is derived from the Greek words “cheir” (hand) and “praktos” (done) combined to mean “done by hand.” It was chosen by the developer of chiropractic care, Daniel David Palmer. In 1895, D.D. Palmer performed a chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who later reported that his hearing had improved due to the change.
D.D. Palmer opened the first chiropractic school two years later, and in the century since, chiropractic professionals have used spinal adjustments to help people prevent and cope with back pain, carpal tunnel, muscle strain, headaches and migraines, and a variety of other physical ailments. Millions of people benefit from the work of Dr. Palmer today.
"Dr. Ryan and McKenney Chiropractic is a blessing to me. I have a lower back injury that gets aggravated from time to time, and Dr. Ryan is fantastic. He listens to what I need and we work out a treatment that works for me."