What is chiropractic? Chiropractic, as we know it today, was founded by DD Palmer around 1895. Although treatments to the musculoskeletal areas and vertebrae have been in use since ancient times, DD founded modern chiropractic. After adjusting two different people with two different ailments and seeing results from both, he asked for the help of his friend to name his new-found discovery. The discovery that different health issues could be helped by moving vertebrae, thereby relieving pressure on nerves, all done with your hands was then named Chiropractic. It was chosen because its origins come from the Greek words cheiros and praktikos, and together they mean done by hand.
Chiropractors use their hands and in more modern times some devices and equipment to detect and find vertebral subluxations (or misalignments of your spine) and replace (realign) those subluxations. At Carmel Wellness, we have state of the art diagnostic equipment such as digital x-ray technology, an Insight Subluxation Station, which produces a CoreScore (sort of like taking your nervous system’s blood pressure) and posture analysis software that provide us with a plethora of knowledge about our patients. In addition to our diagnostic equipment our chiropractors have over 12 years of experience examining and adjusting babies, children, athletes, adults (young and old) and everyone in between. Chiropractic is the focus of health in our office, but it is not where we stop.