The name given to a number of different therapy treatments based on the manipulation of the spinal cord.
Chiropractic theory is that misalignments of the spine, called "subluxations", are the cause for most medical problems by interfering with nerve signals from the brain. By adjusting the misalignments, normal nerve function is restored and illnesses cured.
In 1895, Daniel David Palmer delivered the first chiropractic adjustment to Harvey Lillard, a janitor in his office. Harvey had been deaf since his childhood when he hurt his back. Harvey had a full recovery including the restoration of his hearing after only that one adjustment. Although this may seem like an extreme example, it clearly illustrates the potential that chiropractic has in healing.
On the surface it may seem that chiropractic is limited to helping the spine, muscles and joints, this however is not the full reality. It must be remembered that the spine's function is to provide protection to the spinal cord (a direct extension of the brain), while allowing for extremely versatile bending and ranges of motion of the trunk. It is really quite remarkable to think of the ability that this extension of the brain (the spine and spinal cord) has during bodily motion. If you've ever seen a professional gymnast perform, you can see that the degree of flexibility of the vertebra and spinal cord can be extensive.
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