This article, which provides a brief history of chiropractic care and information on chiropractors in the area, is brought to you by the Allerton personal injury attorneys at Banville Law.
Chiropractic Care: A Recent Discovery
Historically speaking, chiropractic care is a fairly recent discovery. Although physicians for thousands of years have manipulated the spine to provide relief to patients, it wasn’t until 1887 that Daniel David Palmer coined the term chiropractic and opened up the Palmer School Of Chiropractic.
Two years prior to opening his school, Palmer had been practicing as a magnetic healer. While working in his office, his janitor came in to clean. Palmer noted that the janitor had a knot near his spine and learned that the knot had been there for several years after the janitor lifted a heavy object and felt a pop.
Palmer asked to treat the janitor and the man agreed. After applying gentle pressure and doing what he thought would align the spine into a better position, Palmer got the knot to go away and the janitor said he felt immediately better. In later statements, Palmer also said the janitor told him that his hearing had improved after the adjustment.
How Many Chiropractic Adjustments Will A Patient Need After Being Injured In An Accident?
The number of chiropractic adjustments needed to treat a patient depends on the type of injury that was sustained and their overall health. In some cases, just a few adjustments will be needed while other patients could require ongoing care for years.
Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?
Although some patients feel a bit of discomfort, chiropractic adjustments shouldn’t hurt. Chiropractors used the least amount of pressure to perform an adjustment. The next day, a patient may feel sore.
Why Should Accident Victims Consider Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care can:
- significantly reduce pain;
- improve balance;
- increase mobility;
- build strength.
This can all help improve a patient’s quality of life and speed up the healing process.
Chiropractors In And Near Allerton, The Bronx
Our Allerton personal injury legal team has seen that chiropractic care can be beneficial after an accident. A few local providers include:
Jonathan Kazdan, D.C.
808 Allerton Ave,
The Bronx, NY 10467
Dr. Mike Shapiro, D.C.
1211 Allerton Ave,
The Bronx, NY 10469
Cuomo Family Chiropractic Center
2143 Williamsbridge Rd,
The Bronx, NY 10461
Pasqua Chiropractic Office
3350 White Plains Rd,
The Bronx, NY 10467
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