This post, which has been provided by the experienced Kenton personal injury attorneys at Schuster Jachetti LLP, will discuss the history of chiropractic care and chiropractors in the Kenton area.
The Palmer School of Chiropractic
The Palmer School of Chiropractic was established in 1887 by Daniel David Palmer. Palmer, who previously practiced magnetic healing, was inspired to invent the name “chiropractic” and to begin practicing medicine involving the musculoskeletal system after a random encounter with a janitor.
Two years before opening the school, Palmer was working in his office when a janitor came in to clean his office. Palmer saw the janitor had a knot in the muscles near his spine and asked the man about it. The janitor told him that a few years prior, he had been bending over and felt a pop in his spine. Since then, he had pain in his back.
Palmer made an adjustment to the man’s spine, seeking to realign it in what he thought was the proper position. The janitor reported feeling immediate relief and Palmer’s interest in spinal manipulation was sparked.
A few decades after the school opened, Kansas became the first state to officially recognize chiropractic care as a form of medicine. The rest of the U.S. soon followed and today, there are 7,000 licensed chiropractors throughout the country.
Why Should I Consider Seeing A Chiropractor After An Accident?
Chiropractors use gentle pressure and manipulation to improve the connections in the body, lessen tension on muscles, and increase blood flow. This can result in:
- a significant reduction in pain;
- improved sleep;
- increased mobility;
- increased range of motion.
Many patients report an overall improvement in their quality of life after seeking care from a chiropractor.
Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?
Chiropractic adjustments should not produce sharp pain. Most patients indicate that the only pain they experience is a soreness the day after the adjustment.
Our Kenton, DE personal injury lawyers hope that you’ve enjoyed this post about chiropractic care and that it has helped to answer some of your questions.
Chiropractors In And Near Kenton, DE
1169 Walker Rd,
Dover, DE 19904
Dover Family Chiropractic
120 Old Camden Rd suite c,
Camden, DE 19934
Forrest Family Chiropractic
77 Greentree Dr,
Dover, DE 19904