Chiropractic is from Greek words meaning done by hand. It is grounded in the principle that the body can heal itself when the skeletal system is correctly aligned and the nervous system is functioning properly. To achieve this, the practitioner uses his or her hands or an adjusting tool to perform specific manipulations of the vertebrae. When these bones of the spine are not correctly articulated, resulting in a condition known as subluxation, the theory is that nerve transmission is disrupted and causes pain and illness manifested in the back as well as other areas of the body. Chiropractic is one of the most popular alternative therapies currently available. It has become well-accepted treatment for acute pain and problems of the spine, including lower back pain and whiplash. Applications beyond that scope are not supported by current evidence, although there are ongoing studies into the usefulness of chiropractic for such problems as ear infections, dysmenorrhoea, infant colic, migraine headaches, and other conditions.
The treatment and correction of bodily ills by mechanical means. The spine is regarded by many chiropractors as the nerve centre of the body so that many ailments, such as headaches, can be treated successfully by correcting a badly aligned backbone. The established medical profession in western countries has expressed reservations about chiropractic treatment, especially if it is performed by someone who is not medically qualified.
Focusing on the spine and nervous system, chiropractic treatment is based on the assumption that disease results from a disturbance between the musculo-skeletal and nervous systems. Chiropractors manipulate the spinal column in an effort to restore normal transmission of the nerves. Daniel David Palmer developed the system in 1895. Palmer believed that pinched nerves caused by the misalignment of vertebrae caused most diseases and that these diseases were curable by adjusting the spine into its correct position. Palmer, a former schoolmaster and grocer, opened a practice in Davenport, Iowa, where he combined manipulation and magnetic healing. Religion played an important role in Palmer’s philosophy; seeking to restore natural balance and equilibrium, Palmer argued that science served religion to restore a person’s natural function.
In 1896 Palmer incorporated Palmer's School of Magnetic Cure; in 1902 he changed the school's name to Palmer Infirmary and Chiropractic Institute. His son, Bartlett Joshua Palmer, took over the school in 1906 and became the charismatic leader chiropractic needed. B. J. Palmer marketed the school intensively and enrolment increased from fifteen in 1905 to more than a thousand by 1921 Medical practice based on the theory that all disease results from a disruption of the functions of the nerves. The principal source of interference is thought to be displacement (or subluxation) of vertebrae of the spine, although other areas such as joints and muscle tissue may also be the sites of nerve interference. The method of treatment is by adjustment of displaced vertebrae. The chiropractor seeks to relieve the pressure on the nerves and thereby remove the cause of some specific ailment. Massage and manipulation by hand, exercise, and the application of heat, cold, and light are some of the healing techniques used.
The early chiropractors believed that psychic energy, a force beyond human understanding, flowed from the brain, through the nerves, to all parts of the body and that it was interference with this force that caused disease. Chiropractic is a health care discipline and profession that emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the hypothesis that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system. Chiropractic is controversial and it is generally considered to be complementary and alternative medicine, a characterization that many chiropractors reject. The main treatment involves manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues; treatment also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counselling. Traditional chiropractic assumes that a vertebral subluxation or spinal joint dysfunction interferes with the body's function and its innate intelligence, a notion that brings ridicule from mainstream science and medicine.
Chiropractic comes from the Greek word-cheir,which means ‘hand’,and prattein, which means “treatment”. It was the word used for medical treatments that uses only the hands without surgery or the use of drugs, however,today, the word is used for treatment for backbone correction. It becomes known to the world when around 1895 , Dr. David Palmar stablished the principle in terms of medical science of chiropractic.At the time,It was a integrated treatment that include massage therapy ,water therapy,light therapy,magnetic treatment ,homeopathy and bonesetting.
When the intervertiberal disks get contracted which is turn repressive the thirty one threats of spinal nerves from the spinal cord,causing functional problems ,chiropractic is a scientical field that treats such condition by adjusting the spine by hand,helping the body to cure it self naturally.It is recognised world wide in 70 countries as a formal medical practice.
Chiropractic corrects the deformed spinal regions by hands or through using equipments. If spine is deformed or crooked, the spinal nerves get squeezed and this condition causes various kinds of dysfunction of organs that are connected to the spinal nerves. Most common modern ailments such as lumbago ,tinnitus and autonomic nerves malfunction are all attributable to spinal problems, most common being cooked or deformed spine ,by correcting the deformed or cooked spine, the nervous system is being crooked or deformed or crooked spine, the nervous system is corrected ,enhancing the organs , accelerating the lymph circulation and strengthening the immune system ,the diseases are prevented and aging process is slowed down.