Why Chiropractic?

Many of the current pain management techniques used by Western medicine only treat the symptoms of a problem, not the cause. Chiropractic medicine works to treat the source of the issue. Because of this, chiropractic is effective at preventing future issues from presenting themselves.

Furthermore, chiropractic is non-invasive (i.e. there is no surgery and no drugs), so there are fewer risks related to the procedures performed. Chiropractic care uses your body’s own natural healing powers to manage pain and other problems. The spine houses the spinal cord, which can directly affect many of the body’s other systems. After adjusting the spine, many patients report decreased pain and an increase in general wellness.

Today’s Chiropractic

You probably already know that chiropractic is commonly used for neck and back pain relief. But did you know that chiropractic can be used to treat any number of ailments from allergies to osteoarthritis; from fibromyalgia to migraines?

Many advances have been made in the world of chiropractic while still staying true to the roots of this practice. By taking an active role in their healing, patients can eliminate many issues of pain and other ailments. Taking an active role means not only consulting a licensed chiropractor, but also having a healthy diet and exercising.

Why Chiropractic Adjustments are a Preferred Method of Care 

In many modern medical practices, drugs are administered to treat everything from pain to illness. Use of prescription drugs often deliver undesirable or dangerous side effects. These drugs can also be hard on the liver and kidneys if used long-term. Chiropractic care can eliminate the need for these drugs by treating the source of an issue.

History Of Chiropractic

Evidence of healers and physicians performing manual manipulation of the spine can be found in ancient Greek and Chinese history. These manual manipulations were believed to cure many ailments, not just those related to the spine. It was not until 1895 that D.D. Palmer performed a spinal adjustment on a partially deaf man named Harvey Lillard. This seemed to improve his hearing. Palmer believed that spinal adjustments could cure any number of pains and ailments, since the spine has the ability to press on many different nerves, affecting the functions of every system of the human body.

Several years later, Palmer opened the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, which still educates doctors of chiropractic medicine today. Over time, the fundamental ideas behind chiropractic have not changed much, but great strides have been made as more and more people have experienced the health benefits of chiropractic.

Leawood’s Choice for Chiropractic Care

Since 2008, our clinic has provided gentle chiropractic care and needle-free acupuncture techniques. We’ve helped thousands of people live life without pain. Give Dr. Christina, Leawood’s chiropractor, the opportunity to relieve your pain by scheduling your appointment today.