Many people tend to think of chiropractic care as a way to find pain relief. While this is true, some may be surprised to learn that this is not the way chiropractic care started out.
The Palmer School and Cure, which became the Palmer School of Chiropractic, was started in 1897. The first patients that received chiropractic care here actually got help with hearing loss and heart problems.
The medical field did not recognize chiropractic at first and had little use for it. That is until the flu epidemic of 1918 changed their minds. Notice how amazing the following reports are.
Those that died during the flu epidemic while under:
Looking at figures for pneumonia deaths are even more amazing. Those that died while under:
You can see why, at this time, many states began granting licenses to chiropractors, recognizing them as a legitimate practice in health care.
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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
This is one of the latest advances in the chiropractic field. When connective tissue is damaged through such things as automobile accidents, sports injuries, falls, and childbirth trauma this becomes a major concern to one's health.
Connective tissue damage causes the spine to lock into a stressed position. This causes it to begin to degenerate. Signs of this can be a slight tilting of the head, one leg becoming shorter than the other, and uneven hip alignment. This can lead to such things as degenerate disc disease, herniated discs, and arthritis in the spine.
When the top two bones of the vertebrae come out of alignment, undue pressure is placed on the brainstem. This sends improper signals to and from the brain and can cause migraines, fibromyalgia, sciatica, and other similar conditions.
So, more than just relieving back pain, upper cervical chiropractic care can be a link to a healthier, happier life.
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