History of chiropractic care
The roots of Chiropractic work has be traced as far back as the beginning of recorded time. Writings from China and Greece, written in 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mention spinal manipulation and the maneuvering of the lower extremities to ease low back pain.
Particularly in the US, the practice of manipulation began gaining interest in the late 19th century. The year 1895 sparked the developed of the Chiropractic profession via Daniel David Palmer, creating the Palmer School of Chiropractic, which has continued to be one of the most prominent chiropractic colleges in the nation.
Palmer believed that all disease is caused by subluxated bones, which 95% of the time are spinal bones. As a result this subluxation interferes with the innate flow of a spiritual life force.
Chiropractic techniques focus on, but are not limited to neuromusculoskeletal complaints .
Conditions commonly treated by chiropractic care
Low back pain
Should pain and problems
Leg pain and sciatica
Pain or problems with hip, knee, ankle or foot joints
Pain or problems with elbow, writs and hand joints
Headache and migraine
High blood pressure
Mental health conditions as depression, phobias, or anxiety disorders
Gastrointestinal disorders (of stomach and bowels)
To maintain overall good health