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About Chiropractic

Chiropractic helps millions regain their health world wide, without the use of drugs or surgeries. Our site brings you inside Chiropractic, the number one alternative health care profession, with Chiropractic articles and many useful resources about chiropractic for both the public and the Chiropractic professional.

Chiropractors take an alternative approach to medicine by helping our bodies heal themselves. Chiropractic is based on the premise that we all have an innate intelligence that keeps our bodies in balance, heals wounds, and fights infections. Chiropractors believe healing is a natural process and provided this process is not interfered with, our bodies will be able to heal without the need for drugs or surgeries.

  

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Modern Chiropractic

Chiropractors are best known for a high success rate in the treatment of back pain, but did you know many other conditions can be successfully treated with chiropractic?

 Chiropractors a licensed as primary health care provides, which means a Doctor of Chiropractic is licensed to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries without  the need for medical referral.

The Chiropractic Profession has many post-graduate degree programs, making it possible for Chiropractors to specialize in fields like orthopedics, pediatrics, nutrition, exercise physiology, kinisiology, advanced radiology and sports medicine.

Chiropractors must take several health and science courses to enter leading towards a degree in the field of chiropractic. While in college, Chiropractic students complete the same pre-med requirements as MD's.  

Chiropractic students complete over 4000 hours of Chiropractic college, which slightly more time than MD's spend in Medical School. 

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History / How it Began

Chiropractic history began in the mid-west town of Davenport, Iowa on on September 18, 1895. On that day, a magnetic healer, named Daniel David Palmer, discovered chiropractic while treating one of his patients, a janitor, who worked in his building, named Harvey Lillard.

Mr. Lillard had a hearing loss problem. One day, Dr. Palmer noticed a bump on Mr. Lillard's back, near the base of his neck. Mr. Lillard explained the bump occurred several years ago, after working in a strained position.

Mr. Lillard recalled suddenly hearing a loud popping sound in his back and shortly after his back was strained is when his hearing loss began.

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