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2014 September

A Birthday Gift for the World

Family celebrating birth of Chiropractic

Chiropractic can be credited back to a natural healer, experimenter and freethinking Canadian by the name of Daniel David Palmer in Davenport, Iowa.

On September 18, 1895, D.D. Palmer delivered the first chiropractic adjustment. The recipient of that first adjustment was Harvey Lillard, the building janitor who had lost his hearing years earlier after bending over and hearing a popping sound in his spine.

After some shouting, combined with pantomime, Harvey allowed Palmer to use his hands to push a wayward spinal bone back into a more normal position. The result? Harvey’s hearing returned.

The conclusion? Nerve interference, caused by misaligned spinal vertebrae, can interfere with the proper functioning of the organs and tissues of our body. Today, 119 years later, our passion is to use the most advanced chiropractic techniques to help you live life to the fullest.

Happy birthday chiropractic! Please share this amazing gift with someone you think we can help.

Words of Inspiration

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Want a healthier mind, body, and spirit? Many times words can inspire us to improve our health and serve others:

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison

“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“I will not let people step on my mind with their dirty shoes.” – Gandhi

“I will not be consumed with what is wrong in the world because I will be saturated with the good in the world.” – Dr. James W. Parker

“Preach the gospel at all times and if necessary, use words.” –Saint Francis of Assisi

“Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family.” – Thomas S. Monson

“There is a vast difference between treating effects and adjusting the cause.” – D.D. Palmer

Chiropractic Myth Busters

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Myth: Chiropractors are strictly back pain specialists.

Fact: While chiropractors can help with back pain, relieving back pain is not our foundational purpose. Chiropractors help improve the body’s ability to heal itself by addressing the health of the nervous system.

A healthy nervous system helps other systems of the body function to their optimal level. This is done by adjusting misaligned spinal bones back into a more normal alignment.

Myth: If you don’t have pain, you don’t need to see a chiropractor.

Fact: Just because pain isn’t present in the body doesn’t mean a person doesn’t have a subluxation with presymptomatic nerve interference. (Like the early stages of tooth decay.)

To find out if you or someone you love could benefit from safe and natural chiropractic care, give us a call.