Chiropractic care has been around for over 120 years, helping to create a healthier life for people all over the world. Chiropractic has constantly improved since it’s beginning to ensure that patients get the best care possible.
The very first spinal adjustment was performed in 1895 by Dr. D. D. Palmer. Dr. Palmer was reposnsible for developing the techniques and philosophy of Chiropractic. He was the first to define vertebral subluxations, which are misalignments of the spinal column that place pressure on the nerves, which can affect the body’s functions.
Dr. Palmer’s daughter-in-law, Mabel Heath Palmer, became the first female chiropractor in 1905, with her son David later carrying the legacy forward. The Palmer School of Chiropractic was soon founded, which paved the way for new chiropractors to learn the science and hone their skills. Since then, dozens of chiropractic schools exist across the United States.
Benefits of visiting a Chiropractor today
Over the last 120-plus years, the practice of chiropractic has evolved for the better as we have continued to learn more about the human body. Still, the core concept of Chiropractic has always remained the same: the human body is self-healing, and correcting the interference of that natural system can encourage optimal health.
For instance, if you were injured in a car accident or a slip-and-fall, you may experience a misalignment of your spine that is responsible for a range of aches, pain, soreness and lack of mobility and function. Similarly, if you have poor posture, regular visits to Dr. Joey Kelbel can help realign your spine. Everyone from newborns to the elderly, pregnant women to athletes can benefit from this all-natural, holistic form of healthcare. In fact, anyone suffering from discomforts such as headaches, back pain, neck pain or stiffness can find relief from chiropractic care. Aside from less pain, you may experience an improved mood, better sleep, and more energy due to regular chirorapctic visits. At Discover Life Chirorpactic, we use gentle, hands-on techniques that can alleviate pain, and improve a lifetime of wellness.