THE HISTORY OF CHIROPRACTIC

The non-invasive, holistic, and whole body approach to health and wellness known as chiropractic care has been around for quite some time. However, as a formal means of medical healthcare, chiropractic care is over 100 years old. Throughout the years, the profession has advanced in techniques and technology. At Cornerstone Family Chiropractic, we are proud of the improvements of our craft and focus on ongoing education to ensure each practice member receives exceptional and effective treatment for their nervous system and whole body health.

History of chiropractic care

A Brief History of Chiropractic

Chiropractic was born on September 18th, 1895. On this fateful day in Davenport, Iowa, Dr. D.D. Palmer was to be found practicing as usual, on the fourth floor of the Ryan Building, at the corner of 2nd and Brady streets. For nine years prior to his discovery of chiropractic, Dr. Palmer practiced as a magnetic healer, a hands-on therapy which was also practiced by many medical practitioners of the era.

At slower points during the day, he would often interact and converse with Mr. Harvey Lillard, the owner/operator of the janitorial company that maintained the building where Palmer kept his office. Harvey had told Dr. Palmer that he had suffered from back pain and that he had lost most of his hearing. Dr. Palmer asked Harvey how he had lost his hearing. Harvey replied that seventeen years prior, while bent over in a stooped position, he heard something “pop” in his spine and immediately suffered a loss of most of his hearing.

How Chiropractic Services Have Advanced

Since 1895, many reputable chiropractic schools have been established and they teach the latest advancements in the practice. While the core concepts remain the same, the technology and techniques have improved, more effectively allowing the human body to heal itself and reach its full potential of health. Specialized equipment has made chiropractic care even more precise, and rather than touch and feel to assess the issue, we have scanning tools that show us the exact areas of spinal misalignments. Dr. Kodi Schroeder and his team are well trained at using this advanced technology to improve your overall health.

Advances in Chiropractic technology

The Advantages of Principled Chiropractic Care

There are a variety of advantages for practice members that incorporate chiropractic care into their health and wellness routine. Any age group can benefit, from infants to seniors. The adjustment is non-invasive, gentle and specific. The techniques are designed to alleviate pain, improve posture, correct spinal subluxation, and help you reach your optimal level of health. If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, reach out to Cornerstone Family Chiropractic in Fitchburg, WI to learn more about our services:

  • Headaches
  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Pain from a Previous Injury
  • Joint Pain
  • Pain Caused by Repetitive Motion
  • Mood Swings
  • Poor Posture
  • Decreased Strength
  • Decreased Energy Levels
  • Other Spinal Disorders

Feeling a lack of mobility and stiffness does not have to be something you put up with. These symptoms can affect your quality of life and a chiropractor can help you move forward and be your healthiest self. However, you do not have to be in pain or have health issues to benefit from chiropractic care because it is also designed to prevent injuries and health issues in the future.

Learn More About Cornerstone Family Chiropractic Today

Chiropractic care has helped thousands of people through the whole body approach to wellness, and you can easily learn more about your options when you reach out to us. We begin the process with a consultation and review your health history to ensure you receive the most effective care. Each individual is taken as such because we know that no two bodies are alike. Do not hesitate to reach out and learn more as we continue to strive to be your trusted chiropractor. We are on a mission to serve people in the Fitchburg, Verona and Madison communities.

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