The Chiropractic Paradigm
The Chiropractic paradigm recognizes that our bodies are designed for HEALTH. Life in general can be stressful, however, our bodies are capable to handle and adapt to those stresses. There is zero scientific evidence to prove that we are designed to be sick, unhealthy, and in chronic pain when our lives are enriched with what is essential for our health. We also recognize that our nervous system coordinates EVERY function of the body. Being healthy is NORMAL!
Everyday patients receive Chiropractic care to restore and maintain proper motion and function of their spine and nervous system.
The Chiropractic Story
The principle of chiropractic was discovered September 18, 1895 by Dr. Daniel Palmer in Davenport, Iowa. On that day, Palmer was in his office carrying on a shouted conversation with the deaf janitor in the building, Harvey Lillard. Lillard was explaining in shouts to Palmer that, about 17 years earlier, while working in a cramped, stooped position, something “popped” in his back. Since that time, his hearing had become progressively worse.
Dr. Palmer, a curious, intelligent man, examined Lillard’s back and found a painful, misaligned vertebra at the spot where Lillard had described feeling the pain. He suspected a connection between this misaligned vertebra and Lillard’s impaired hearing. He reasoned that is something had gone wrong in his back and had caused deafness, the correction of the misaligned vertebra should bring back Lillard’s hearing.
Using his hands, Palmer repositioned the vertebra with a gentle thrust to Lillard’s back. Lillard’s hearing improved immediately. During the next few days, Palmer continued the treatments on Lillard’s spine. Within a week, Lillard was able to hear as well as anybody and was telling anybody who would listen about Dr. Palmer’s hand treatements.
Dr. Palmer’s fame quickly spread as he proved that the hand treatments were effective in all sorts of disease disorders and dysfunctions. He became a world-renowned specialist in the spine and nerve system.
The “Big Idea” of Chiropractic Care
A slip on the sidewalk, in the winter, is a SMALL thing. It happens to millions. A fall off a ladder, in summer, is a SMALL thing. This happens to millions. The slip or fall subluxates an atlas or axis. That specific subluxation is a small thing. The atlas or axis produces pressure upon the brain stem, with its trillions of fibers. That pressure is a SMALL thing. This specific pressure produces interferences and reduces flow of life force. That decreased flow is a SMALL thing. That decreased quantity flow of mental impulse supply produces a specific dis-eased brain or body. THAT is a BIG thing to THAT person. Multiply THAT man by a thousand, and you control the physical and mental welfare of a city. Multiply THAT man by a million and you shape the physical and mental destiny of a state. Multiply THAT man by 120 million and you forecast and prophesy the mental and physical status of a nation.
So, the slip or the fall; the creation of an odontoid specific subluxation, consequent pressure, reduce flow of mental impulse and dis-ease IS BIG enough to control the thoughts and actions of a nation.
Now comes a man; and any one man is a SMALL thing. This man gives a specific adjustment upon the specific subluxation; and that adjustment is a SMALL thing. The adjustment replaces the odontoid specific back in normal alignment, and that is a SMALL thing. The adjusted subluxation releases pressure upon nerves; and that is a SMALL thing. The released pressure restores health to A man, and THAT is a BIG thing to THAT man. Multiply THAT man by a thousand men, and you step up the physical and mental welfare of a city. Multiply THAT man by a million, and you increase the efficiency of a state. Multiply THAT well man by 120 million, and you produce a healthy, wealthy, better race for posterity, in a nation.
Man is a SMALL thing, worlds considered. An axis vertebra is small, man considered. The odontoid process, on an axis, is small. An atlas is SMALL, man considered. The neural canal, in an atlas, is also SMALL. Yet, that axis odontoid process, small as it is; crowding in upon the atlas neural canal, small as it is, acts as a governor to the destiny of man’s thots and functions; for it, in normal position permits a free flow, or in subluxation interferes with a free flow of all that force with which man thinks and acts. Man lives when he CAN think and act. Man dies when he CEASES to create thot and perform motion. Man becomes sick when thot and function are below par. Therefore, the inter-magnum-atlas foramen or the odontoid process may be a SMALL thing, but it is the BIGGEST thing in man.
So, atlas or axis specific adjustment of the inter-magnum atlas foramen or odontoid specific subluxation, to release pressures upon the nerves, to restore normal quantity impulse flow, to restore health IS BIG enough to rebuild the thoughts and actions of the world.
– Dr. B.J. Palmer, Developer of Chiropractic