From the American Chiropractic Association:
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 and the maneuvering of the lower extremities to ease low back pain. 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”.
In the United States, chiropractic medicine started gaining momentum in the late 1800’s, with research still coming out every day proving its effectiveness for a wide range of conditions.
Today, doctors of chiropractic attend medical school for 4-5 years after their undergraduate education. They then must pass their national and state board exams and all state licencing requirements before practicing. This rigorous preparation is what prepares them to become experts and pioneers in non-invasive, science-based care for a variety of health conditions.
Perhaps as best described by the American Chiropractic Association:
Doctors of chiropractic frequently treat individuals with neuromusculoskeletal complaints, such as headaches, joint pain, neck pain, low back pain and sciatica. Chiropractors also treat patients with osteoarthritis, spinal disk conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sprains, and strains. However, the scope of conditions that Doctors of chiropractic manage or provide care for is not limited to neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors have the training to treat a variety of non-neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as: allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, otitis media (non-suppurative) and other disorders as new research is developed.
Absolute Wellness Center in Eugene, OR offers chiropractic medicine, sports medicine, naturopathic medicine, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, massage, and more. To learn more or find out if chiropractic might be beneficial for your health or recovery from an injury, give us a call at 541-484-5777.