Snohomish WA Chiropractor from Clearview Chiropractic talks about chiropractic snohomish waChiropractic and it’s history.
Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine that emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the hypothesis that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system. It is a marginal health care profession. Although chiropractors have many attributes of primary care providers, chiropractic has more of the attributes of a medical specialty like dentistry or podiatry. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues; treatment also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling. This is what Clearview Chiropractic in Snohomish WA advocates. Traditional chiropractic assumes that a vertebral subluxation or spinal joint dysfunction interferes with the body’s function and its innate intelligence,[6] a vitalistic notion that brings ridicule from mainstream health care.[7] A large number of chiropractors want to separate themselves from the traditional vitalistic concept of innate intelligence.[8]
D.D. Palmer founded chiropractic in the 1890s, and his son B.J. Palmer helped to expand it in the early 20th century.[9] It has two main groups: “straights”, now the minority, emphasize vitalism, innate intelligence and spinal adjustments, and consider vertebral subluxations to be the cause of all disease; “mixers”, the majority, are more open to mainstream views and conventional medical techniques, such as exercise, massage, and ice therapy.[8] Chiropractic is well established in the U.S., Canada and Australia.[10] It overlaps with other manual-therapy professions, including massage therapy, osteopathy, and physical therapy.[11] Most who seek chiropractic care do so for low back pain.Throughout its history, chiropractic has been controversial.[13][14] For most of its existence it has battled with mainstream medicine, sustained by pseudoscientific ideas such as subluxation and innate intelligence that are not based on solid science, although responsible Chiropractors like Clearview Chiropractic in Snohomish WA are working to bring Chiropractic into the forefront of pain treatment.