Thursday, Sept. 18th marks the 119th birthday of the profession of chiropractic!
The very first adjustment was given by D.D. Palmer in Davenport, Iowa to a partially deaf man named Harvey Lillard.
After his adjustment, the man’s hearing was said to have improved!
The word “chiropractic” was coined from Greek root words by Rev. Samel Weed. It was developed in 1895 and has been around longer than antibiotics or vaccines. Chiropractic works – it is much safer than drugs or surgery and has withstood the test of time.
Have you seen your chiropractor lately?
No one would entertain the thought of walking around with just one shoe on. Not only would it look funny, but it would be really bad for your feet, knees, hips, back and even your neck. Unfortunately, many people have been doing this very thing for years without knowing it!
When an otherwise healthy spine is forced to function in a Subluxated state (one or more vertebrae become misaligned and create biophysical deficiency) the resultant imbalance creates poor body mechanics and a higher risk for long term soft tissue damage. Postural distortions like uneven hips or a ‘functional short leg’ are signs that ‘something’s off’ in your spine and needs to be evaluated.
Just like driving a car with bad alignment can cause premature wear and tear on tires and brakes – walking around with a functional short leg from subluxations can cause premature wear and tear on your joints and discs (degenerative disc disease).
If you’re experiencing the warning signs of this type of imbalance – like leg, hip or back pain, call Midtown Chiropractor, Dr. Gregg Rubinstein at (917) 534-6484 for your tune-up!
Happy Birthday Chiropractic! Chiropractic’s all natural solutions can keep you balanced and feeling great!