Records ranging from the ancient Egyptians to traditional Chinese medicine show that joint manipulation has been used for thousands of years to improve joint motion in the spine and the extremities, as well as to decrease pain. Chiropractic, as it is currently known, came into being September 18, 1895. When Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer gave the first adjustment to Harvey Lillard, a custodian in his office building. Lillard, having been deaf since an injury to his spine, regained his hearing.
Chiropractic is a philosophy, a science, and art of things natural; a system of adjusting the segments of the spinal column by hand only. It is for the correction of the cause of dis-ease. The word "chiropractic" comes from the combination of two ancient Greek words, kheír (hand) + praktikós (concerned with action), meaning "done by hand", indicating the natural and non-invasive nature of chiropractic care. In the present, chiropractic care has proven effective in decreasing pain syndromes, increasing mobility, improving quality of life, and slowing degeneration in joints.
Our clinic offers manual Diversified and Activator instrument-assisted adjustments for both spinal joints and extremities. Our goal is to remove any interference to the Central Nervous System, therefore allowing the human body to heal itself from the inside out, achieving its optimal state of wellness and health expression. Because we take a holistic individualized approach to every patient, a comprehensive chiropractic exam is required before your first adjustment in our office.