Chiropractic History

The Origins and History of Chiropractic Care

The very first spinal adjustment on record was performed in 1895 by Dr. D. D. Palmer. Dr. Palmer developed the techniques and philosophy of the discipline known as chiropractic care. He was the very first person to diagnose and define the problem of vertebral subluxation, or misalignments in the spinal column which place pressure on the nerves and negatively affect overall body function.

Dr. Palmer’s daughter-in-law, Mabel Heath Palmer, carried the science forward and became the first female chiropractor in 1905, her son David later picking up the torch and carrying the legacy forward. The Palmer School of Chiropractic was later founded and helped to pave the way for many new chiropractors to learn their science and hone their skills. Today, dozens of chiropractic schools exist across the United States.

History of chiropractic

At Thrive Family Chiropractic in Urbandale, Dr. Shane Hoffman and our entire experienced staff are trained and experienced with the history, techniques, philosophy and practices of chiropractic care. We are overjoyed that chiropractic is gaining more recognition and respect as a field of healthcare, and proud of the many people we have helped over the years. We pride ourselves on delivering the best in holistic natural healthcare services to keep you feeling healthy and hale. Give us a call to book your next appointment today and see how we’re changing the health of the Urbandale and Des Moines community. We want to be your Urbandale chiropractor.  

The Evolution of Chiropractic Care

Over the past 120-plus years, chiropractic care has continually evolved and grown as our knowledge of the human body has improved. The core concept, however, has always remained the same: the human body is an incredible machine capable of astounding self-healing. It just needs help on occasion to correct interferences of its natural systems.

Where once, chiropractic relied upon touch and feel to diagnose problems, we now have advanced diagnostic tools and scanning that allow us to pinpoint the exact Urbandale of vertebral misalignment. We also have specialized equipment that allows for precise adjustment of spinal problems to augment the traditional manual manipulation.

History of chiropractic
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Benefits of Chiropractic Care

If you are injured during physical activity, through 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. Likewise, poor posture can result in decreased strength, mobility and in soreness, stiffness and pain.

Regular trips to a Urbandale chiropractor like Dr. Shane Hoffman can correct these underlying problems and get you feeling like new once more.

Everyone from newborns to the elderly can benefit from regular chiropractic care, including addressing symptoms like headaches, back and neck pain, stiffness, joint pain, mood swings and a range of other disorders, some of which you may not even realize come from a spinal subluxation. A chiropractor, through gentle, non-invasive, hands-on techniques can alleviate your pain and get you back to a lifetime of health and wellness.

Contact Thrive Family Chiropractic today to learn more about how we can help you. 

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