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History of the Chiropractor

We owe the existence of chiropractors to one man, in particular. In 1895 a man by the name of D.D. (Daniel David) Palmer, a magnetic healer, adjusted a man by the name of Harvey Lillard. Mr. Lillard was deaf in one ear and was having some heart issues. According to Palmer, he discovered that Lillard had a "displaced vertebrae" and realigned Mr. Lillard. From that moment, the art and science of chiropractors came into being.

Benefits

Many people don't understand the benefits of a chiropractor. Chiropractic care isn't just for those that have been hurt or in an accident. Did you know that chiropractors also offer preventative care? Chiropractors can also help a wide range of people. From infants to elderly, time and care are given to ensure that the spine and nervous system are fully functional. Chiropractic care can help align an infant's spine, should there be birthing trauma, and the young and elderly alike can find relief from arthritis.

Spinal manipulation is used to correct a body's alignment and keep your body in physical working order. All manner of health problems can arise from misalignment and nerve pain. A chiropractor's job is to identify and treat these misalignments and find the best course of action and treatment for you. Each and every patient is different and as such each and every patient is thoroughly examined before treatment. You'd be surprised by what kind of ailments a chiropractor can help you with.

As you may be aware, these specialists can help with headaches, back pain, neck injury, and individuals suffering from scoliosis. What you may not be aware of is that they can also help with ear infections, blood pressure, asthma, organ function, and even pregnant women that are there for prevention of pregnancy pain due to their changing bodies. Some chiropractors are even trained to focus solely on some of these areas. Believe it or not, there are prenatal chiropractors. Some chiropractors even go through an entire year of nutrition training.

Chiropractors, also, attempt to keep you from unnecessary surgery. Spinal manipulation and the chiropractic community have fought long and hard for the ability to offer you a safer alternative to, possibly damaging, surgery. Sometimes surgery is necessary, but going to see your local chiropractor first could offer you a solution and remedy for your unwanted pain and suffering. If you suffer from pain and don't feel that surgery is for you, your options are always open.

Fun Facts

So you're rough and you're tough and you don't think that seeing a chiropractor is the "manly" thing to do? Well, here's where you'd be mistaken. Anyone that has played sports or is an avid sports fan knows that every single team in the NFL has, at least, one chiropractor on their staff. They wouldn't go anywhere without them! How loved are these NFL chiropractors? Well, they even have their own trading cards. You have to be pretty awesome for that to happen! It doesn't end there. One chiropractor even created trading cards for children that sports chiropractors dressed as superhero's.

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