D.D. PalmerChiropractic as we know it today was discovered by D.D. Palmer in 1895. A janitor told D.D. that he went deaf after feeling a “pop” in his neck. Examining the man, D.D. found an out-of-position bone and gently pushed it back into place. Over a few days the man’s hearing was completely restored.

Although an amazing story, the principle behind it is essential to understanding how chiropractic works.

Every function of the body is controlled and regulated by a delicate network called the nervous system. It carries messages back and forth between the brain and the parts of the body. This vital exchange is disrupted if the bones of the spine (vertebrae) compress or irritate the spinal nerves, with ill health, impaired function, and pain as common effects.

Chiropractic care helps relieve the pressure on the nervous system by correcting misalignments in the spine.

Simply put, chiropractic is a healing art based on the fact that your body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. A Doctor of Chiropractic improves your overall health by removing interference from your nervous system and releasing your inborn healer.