History of Chiropractic
The first documented chiropractic adjustment was performed on September 18, 1895, by Dr. D.D. Palmer. Dr. Palmer was studying and investigating the cause and effect of disease. He concluded that the body had natural healing ability through the nervous system. If an organ was not functioning properly, something must be interfering, causing dysfunction and disease.
Dr. Palmer’s patient, Harvey Lillard, had experienced hearing problems for over 17 years. Here is Mr. Lillard’s testimony : “I was deaf 17 years and I expected to always remain so, for I had doctored a great deal without any benefit. I had long ago made up my mind to not take any more ear treatments, for it did me no good. Last January Dr. Palmer told me that my deafness came from an injury in my spine. This was new to me; but it is a fact that my back was injured at the time I went deaf. Dr. Palmer treated me on the spine; in two treatments I could hear quite well. That was eight months ago. My hearing remains good.”
Your nervous system controls every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. Inadequate function of the spine due to misalignments (subluxations) can result in poor health or function. Misalignments can reduce the ability of your body to adapt to its ever-changing environment. Even the slightest malfunction of your spine may alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses, preventing that portion of your body from responding optimally.
Chiropractic is a holistic approach that uses spinal adjustments to correct these misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. Chiropractic doesn’t use survey or drugs. Rather, a chiropractic adjustment-the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spinal segment-corrects the misalignment, permitting normal nerve transmission and assisting your body to heal on its own.
Chiropractic care is one of the most effective methods for treating back pain, bulging discs, ear infections, headaches, neck pain, sciatica, whiplash, and many other conditions. At Memphis Chiropractic Neurology, we not only want to feel better but to function better. Your health is our number one priority.