My first experience with Chiropractic was in Indianapolis after being harassed by coworker into going to her DC (Dr Bob Killingbeck) for my “pinched nerve”. After two adjustments, I had relief from years of numbness & tingling that traveled down my left arm.
After seeing my x-rays, I opted to keep getting adjusted after the pain was relieved. When I transferred back to Texas, I found a DC in McKinney (Dr Sammy Hardin) so I could continue getting adjusted.
My job in Quality Engineering required a bit of business travel & I forgot my Claritin on a trip that was extended from a couple of days to over a week – back then Claritin was prescription only & I took it daily for year round allergies.
I realized mid-trip that I did NOT need the Claritin. What changed? The only thing I was doing differently – getting adjusted weekly!
Why am I at Parker? Because chiropractic changed my LIFE! And, I wanted to help others the way I had been helped…but, even after several years of weekly adjustments, I was pretty clueless about chiropractic… …
"Chiropractic" comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning "effective treatment by hand."
However, today’s chiropractic treatment may also include mind-body techniques & techniques with instrumentation…
According to Gray's Anatomy, the nervous system is the master system in the body and as such, controls and coordinates all other systems (such as respiratory, digestive, muscular, immune,…)
The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord, the spinal nerves that exit the vertebral column through openings on the sides of each vertebra, and all the peripheral nerves that branch off to serve organs, tissues, blood vessels, muscles, etc…
Information from the environment, both external and internal, goes through the spine to get to the brain.
Chiropractic is a healing art based on the importance of a normally functioning nervous system (focused on the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body).
Chiropractic stresses the idea that many disease processes begin with the body's inability to adapt to its environment or DIS-ease.
Chiropractors also counsel patients on the importance of nutrition and motion as well as lifestyle modifications for promoting optimal physical and mental status.
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