This article on chiropractic care and chiropractors in the area is brought to you by the Valhalla personal injury attorneys at Banville Law.
Who Invented Chiropractic Care?
Daniel David Palmer, who once practiced as a magnetic healer, was focused on learning drug-free ways to treat his patients. While working in his office one day, a janitor came in and Palmer noted that the man had a knot near his spine.
After talking to the janitor, Palmer learned that the man had felt a pop while lifting a heavy object several years before and had experienced discomfort every since. Palmer asked him if he would allow Palmer to try and treat the knot and the janitor consented.
Palmer applied gentle pressure and worked the knot out of the man’s spine, who immediately said he felt relief. As legend would have it, the janitor also told Palmer several days later that his diminished hearing had returned after the spinal manipulation.
This interaction is what inspired Palmer to learn more about the spine and the impact damage to the spine can have on the body. Palmer believed that even a small misalignment could impact a patient’s overall health.
In 1887, Palmer left magnetic healing behind and opened the Palmer School Of Chiropractic. Two decades later Kansas became the first state to recognize chiropractic care as a form of medicine and required practitioners to be licensed. The other 49 states soon followed and today, there are around 7,000 chiropractors offering adjustments in the United States.
Why Should I Consider Seeing A Chiropractor?
Chiropractic adjustments can help a patient by:
- Reducing pain;
- Increasing range of motion;
- Improving balance;
- Improving mobility;
- Decreasing muscle tension;
- Improving sleep quality.
How Many Chiropractic Treatments Will I Need?
The number of chiropractic treatments a patient will need depends on their overall health and the type of injury or illness that is being treated. In some cases, a few adjustments will be enough but others may want to continue seeing a chiropractor for an extended period of time.
Chiropractors In And Near Valhalla
Sirota Chiropractic Offices
600 N Broadway,
White Plains, NY 10603
Dr. Ernie Lombardi D.C.
811 N Broadway #205,
White Plains, NY 10603
Chiropractic and Wellness
153 Broadway #2,
Hawthorne, NY 10532
106 Washington Ave #2855,
Pleasantville, NY 10570