We absolutely love what we do. As chiropractors, we represent one of the largest healthcare professions in the world. As you know we dedicate hours and travel all over North America to continue learning and training, as our profession is constantly growing data and research which demonstrates massive health potential within a well-functioning nervous system.
The profession of Chiropractic actually started in the city of Davenport, Iowa, back in 1895 when a hearing-impaired custodian (Harvey Lillard) experienced hearing restored after a series of adjustments from the founder of chiropractic, Dr D.D. Palmer. Hearing restored! What an amazing way for our profession to be born.
The very first Chiropractic patient did not receive adjustments for neck or back pain. His pursuit was health and restoration. Approximately 93% of current Chiropractic patients visit a Chiropractor for the first-time seeking relief from back or neck pain but soon discover benefits which extend far beyond the scope of pain relief. Evidence-based research like the initial case of Harvey Lillard continues to grow and educate more people about the science, unique process, and healing philosophy surrounding Chiropractic care.
Chiropractic gained an initial following in the early 1900s. The Spanish flu epidemic claimed the lives of millions worldwide. Historical health documents and statistics reveal that people receiving spinal adjustments for nervous system health experienced a much lower casualty rate than those not under Chiropractic care. The global fear of flu and sickness led many people to begin utilizing Chiropractic care to strengthening their immunity and better preparing their bodies to combat sickness and disease.
An intimate connection exists between the spine and the nervous system. Better mobility and communication through the spinal cord and the nervous system allow the body to better regulate immunity, hormones, and healing. These reasons alone provide ample reason for children, adults, and seniors to investigate and experience Chiropractic care regardless of the presence of back or neck pain.
Chiropractors do not claim to heal or cure diseases. Chiropractic adjustments focus on removing interference and immobility from the brain to body communication system. Over 90% of people initially go to a Chiropractor to address an issue of pain but evidence of improvement in energy, immunity, athletic performance, memory, and concentration circulate as testimonies which continue to increase the number of people who seek nervous system care for optimal health and overall wellness.
Side effects of Chiropractic care provide a litany of reasons to pursue nervous system health. Patients report better sleep, lower stress, and hormonal balance as proactive improvements which lead to healthier relationships, better school/job attendance, and an overall improvement in the quality of life. Approximately 4.5 million Canadians visit a chiropractor each year. These growing numbers represent a health care option trusted by more and more people all around the world as nearly 100,000 Chiropractors pursue better health care for millions of people worldwide every single day.