In short, yes! Chiropractic has been formally introduced to the American public as of 1895. It started with Dr. D.D. Palmer adjusting a gentleman named Harvey Lillard. Lillard was deaf for 17 years due to a devastating injury. When Dr. Palmer felt a bone that was out of place, which we call subluxation, he identified and adjusted him. To Lillard's amazement, he was able to regain his hearing after this chiropractic adjustment.
This was the birthplace of Chiropractic and over time it has gained more popularity due to its philosophy of treating patients holistically. Chiropractors are trained on different techniques to make it as safe as possible. In addition, people have a great experience with their chiropractors as the root cause of their pain is being treated as opposed to just their symptoms.
I have been using Gonstead, Diversified, Activator, and Thompson techniques. Based on my expertise and how each patient's body reacts to the adjustment, as well as communication with the patient, we plan out the care. Adjustments involve applying a gentle force to move a bone from a subluxated state to a better position.
There is a lot of misunderstanding about the safety of chiropractic adjustments due to inaccurate portrayals in movies and the general media. Understanding that our nervous systems control all other systems in our body, is the reason you and your family should be checked and adjusted. Remember FEAR is false evidence appearing real. Chiropractic adjustments are safe and great for corrective care and overall wellness maintenance.