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					Chiropractic
   Today
What is Chiropractic ?

  Chiropractic is a health care
  profession that focuses on disorders
  of   the musculoskeletal- and the
  nervous system, and the effects of
  these disorders on general health.
What is Chiropractic ?

  Chiropractic care is used most
  often to treat musculoskeletal- and
  neurological complaints, including
  but not limited to back pain, neck
  pain, pain in the joints of the arms
  or legs, and headaches.
What is Chiropractic ?

 The most common therapeutic procedure
 performed by chiropractors is known as

         “spinal manipulation”
                   or
       “chiropractic adjustment”
What is Chiropractic ?
  Tissue injuries requiring chiropractic
  care can be caused by a single
  traumatic event, such as improper
  lifting of a heavy object, or through
  repetitive stresses, such as sitting in
  an awkward position with poor spinal
  posture etc.
What is Chiropractic ?
The back is a complicated structure of
         What Causes Back muscles. You
bones, joints, ligaments and Pain?
can sprain ligaments, strain muscles,
rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which
can lead to back pain.
What is Chiropractic ?
What is Chiropractic ?
  Manipulation, or adjustment of the
  affected joints and tissues, restores
  mobility, thereby alleviating pain and
  muscle tightness, and allowing
  tissues to heal.

  Chiropractic treatment is safe and
  effective, even children can benefit
  from chiropractic care
What is Chiropractic ?
     Contraindications:

       • Cancer
       • Fracture
       • Endoprosthesis
       • Spinal fusion
       • Spinal surgery
History of Chiropractic
  The roots of chiropractic care can be
  traced all the way back to the
  beginning of recorded time.

  Writings from China and Greece
  written in 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C.
  mention spinal manipulation.
History of Chiropractic
  Hippocrates, the Greek physician,
  who lived from 460 to 357 B.C., also
  published    texts    detailing  the
  importance of chiropractic care.

  In one of his writings he declares,
  "Get knowledge of the spine, for this
  is the requisite for many diseases".
History of Chiropractic
The modern Chiropractic began in the United
States, in the late nineteenth century.
In 1895, Daniel David Palmer founded the
Chiropractic profession in Davenport, Iowa.

In 1897, Palmer went on to begin the Palmer
School of Chiropractic, which has continued to
be one of the most prominent chiropractic
colleges in the US.
   Chiropractic today
Today Chiropractic is a well known and world
wide respected therapy.
There are about 70.000 licensed Chiropractors
in America, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan,
New Zealand and South Africa
More then 20 Million Americans seeking
chiropractic care each year

				
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