About Chiropractic - Kitchener Chiropractor

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Chiropractic is a Science, Philosophy, and an Art.

The science is based on the relationship between the body’s structure and function. It is the study of how the nervous system affects the body’s system and organization. The science of chiropractic is one of diagnostic evaluation and of clinical trials and research.

The philosophy of chiropractic is based upon the wisdom of the body to heal itself. The body seeks to maintain a balanced state. It is capable of adapting to external and internal stresses, for example, shivering when we are cold, sweating when hot, and the release of adrenaline in a fear response.

The art of chiropractic is the hands-on approach that the doctor of chiropractic learns through time and experience. They become skilled at the art of an adjustment, which involves a specific force, speed, and torque.

Chiropractic has been helping people with neuromusculoskeletal conditions for over 110 years. Millions of people have benefited from the natural approach of chiropractic. The word chiropractic comes from the Greek “chiros” and “praktikos,” meaning “done by hand.” The technique of chiropractic was first developed by D.D. Palmer in 1895, and the theory of chiropractic was based on the concept that dysfunction in the spine can alter the function of the nervous system and create pain and illness.

Since 1895, our knowledge of neurology and biochemistry has grown exponentially, and over the last 20 years, modern science has made great strides in explaining how chiropractic works. Learn more about how chiropractic can help you improve your health. We've created an entire library of articles and videos that show how chiropractic can help.