Chiropractic is one of the most popular natural-healing methods in the world.
Founded in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer, chiropractic is now the third largest health profession in the United States by number of practitioners. In fact, spinal manipulation has been around for thousands of years. Hippocrates (460–385 BC), often referred to as the father of Medicine, was the first physician to describe spinal manipulative techniques for the treatment of scoliosis.
The main goal of chiropractic is to discover and treat the causes of physical problems, rather than deal with the symptoms. The original chiropractic theory is based on an extremely simple principle: structural problems, particularly those related to the spinal column, can generate dysfunctions that affect the functionality of the body, hindering the body’s ability to heal and regulate itself.
Chiropractors examine the spine, identify and correct vertebral subluxations with specific adjustments, thus promoting the body’s innate ability to self-heal and operate with the maximum efficiency.