Chiropractic care has been around since ancient times. There are records – thousands of years old – in China, Egypt and Greece that reference some of the same techniques used by chiropractors today. It has been an accepted option for the treatment of back pain for as long as humans have had written language – at least in the Far East.
Like many Eastern medical practices, though, chiropractic was, for a long time, considered by Western Medicine to be “quackery” or worse. Luckily, that has mostly changed now, as chiropractic care is able to help millions of people feel better and live healthier, happier lives.
The re-emergence of chiropractic care in the modern age began in the last decade of the 19th Century, in the US state of Iowa, when Daniel David Palmer began treating peoples’ ailments via manual spinal manipulation. Palmer believed that by such manipulations, all manner of ailments and diseases could be cured. In fact, his very first patient claimed that the ‘adjustment’ – as the spinal manipulation technique is called – had cured him of his deafness.
If it walks like a duck…
The belief that manipulating the spine could cure any medical condition caused mainstream medicine of the day to relegate chiropractic techniques to the realm of quackery, and ever since DD Palmer’s day, there has been debate as to the efficacy of chiropractic care. However, as more and more people suffering from back, neck and joint pain received the clear benefits spinal manipulation, chiropractors became more and more accepted by the general public and, more importantly for the survival of the field, by the regulating medical bodies of various nations.
Today, chiropractic medicine is almost universally accepted by ‘mainstream’ medicine, and in many countries chiropractic treatment is covered by insurance (a sure sign that there’s something worthwhile going on, as private insurance companies are notoriously stingy with their payouts and would hardly pay out if they felt chiropractors were “quacks”). Chiropractic has been shown to be, like many ancient practices, still relevant and beneficial in today’s advanced world. It seems the ancients had more going on than a lot of people give them credit for.
Fun for the whole family!
Chiropractic care has been used successfully on people of all ages, from newborns to geriatrics. From treating colic to juvenile asthma, from sciatica to scoliosis, people have benefited at the hands of chiropractors. There are many thousands of people, in countries all around the world, who are thankful to have a chiropractor in their lives, both for treatment and for preventative care.
Such care can be especially beneficial to the very young. Nascent spinal problems can be taken care of before the child becomes saddled with problems, leading to a longer happier life.
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