The history of Chiropractic began in 1895 when Daniel David Palmer of Iowa performed the first chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who then mentioned a few days later to Palmer that his hearing seemed better. This led to Palmer opening a school of chiropractic two years later.
The Chiropractic philosophy is that the body has an innate intelligence, an ability to heal itself, it just requires no interference.
The Brain and the spinal cord are the central nervous system, protected by the skull and 24 vertebrae. When one or more of these vertebrae misalign, become fixated or locked, not only do they cause stiffness and reduced disease in the body, or a state of motion, the soft tissue surrounding the joints can cause nerve irritation. When the nerve is irritated and stretched the signals to and from the brain are affected, leading to dis-ease in the body, a state of imbalance. The body is then more prone to dysfunction and degeneration.
At Northmead Family Chiropractic we have enormous respect for the human body and its self-healing and self-regulating mechanisms. Our objective is to help your body’s innate intelligence to express itself to its full genetic capacity. Regardless of whether you are currently functioning at 10% or 90% of your capacity, we want you to know that there is no limit to how much better you can be!