Spinal manipulation dates back many thousands of years. Written records from ancient civilisations refer to the procedure of manipulating the spine. Hippocrates advised: “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases”. Many cultures evolved practitioners of bone setting over the years. So what is chiropractic? And how does it differ to bone setting treatments of before? Modern chiropractic was formulated in 1895 when Canadian Daniel David Palmer performed what he termed the first chiropractic adjustment. He later went on to found The Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa in 1897.
The profession grew rapidly, spreading worldwide. It is unique in that the profession is organised internationally with international standards for education. So although there are different forms of chiropractic adjustment you can be rest assured that any practitioner who is registered has undergone the same rigorous educational standard to receive the title DC (doctor of chiropractic).
Is it just manipulation?
Chiropractors are renowned for their manual therapy technique, the adjustment. However that is just one part of a chiropractors treatment. Posture advice, ergonomics, exercise, nutrition to name but a few all form part of a chiropractic treatment. It is an holistic approach to healthcare and always has been. The spinal adjustment is a very powerful therapy but if poor habits are not altered your condition will continue to reappear.
Chiropractic is a natural and gentle approach to healthcare
Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management of conditions caused by the musculoskeletal system (including bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, particularly those of the spine) and the effects these can have on your general health. Treatment addresses the underlying cause, rather than just treating the symptoms or using pain-relief medication to mask the symptoms.
It is the largest natural healthcare discipline in the United Kingdom, and can treat many conditions without the need for medication or surgery. It is a primary healthcare profession, as such you don’t need a referral from your GP.
Chiropractors are recognised worldwide as the leaders in non-surgical spine treatment. They train exclusively in the spine and nervous system for 4 years and like all regulated health professionals, must complete an accredited degree, as well as continued professional development throughout their careers.
DeLuca Chiropractic have been providing care in the Southside of Glasgow since 1997 and are dedicated to improving the health of you and your family.
Contact us if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment.