Chiropractic Care in Charlotte, NC
History of Chiropractic Care
Evidence of healers and physicians performing manual manipulation of the spine can be found in ancient Greek and Chinese history that dates back over 5,000 years ago.
Fast forward a few thousand years, Dr. D.D. Palmer founded the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1897 in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer College still educates doctors of chiropractic today.
Over time, the fundamental ideas behind chiropractic have not changed much, but great strides have been made scientifically through extensive research validating the science of Chiropractic.
A majority of Chiropractic physicians today focus on pain, injury and musculoskeletal health but there are still many sub-specialties within the field of Chiropractic. Many Chiropractic doctors also focus on nutrition, acupuncture, and soft tissue techniques. While our offices focus mainly on musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation, many of our doctors are certified in advanced techniques. A few of these advanced techniques include acupuncture, Graston, Cold Laser, and Spinal decompression therapy.
How does it work?
The initial philosophy of Chiropractic simply stated that any nerve root interference that was caused by misaligned vertebrae in the spine resulted in decreased function and/or pain along the path of that nerve.
Through scientific research many breakthroughs have occurred in recent decades. Science has improved the knowledge of why chiropractic adjustments work so well in decreasing pain and increasing function. The benefits of spinal manipulation range from decreased pain and muscle spasm to lowered blood pressure and heightened immunity.
A lot of current pain management techniques only treat the symptoms of a problem, not the cause. Chiropractic works to treat the source of the issue. Chiropractic is effective at preventing future symptoms and degeneration related to an injury. Furthermore, Chiropractic is non-invasive (i.e. there is no surgery and no drugs), so there are fewer risks related to the procedures performed, and no drug-related side effects.
Many of our patients have avoided undergoing invasive and costly surgery by choosing chiropractic.