General Chiropractic


What Is Chiropractic?

The chiropractic profession was founded in 1895 by a man named D.D. Palmer who developed the concept that the body has an internal power to heal itself.

By choice, chiropractors do not use drugs or surgery and instead utilize natural approaches to allow the body to heal. Chiropractors treat primarily the spine and its attachments to restore function and health. They are facilitators of health and utilize a variety of approaches, including adjustments, physiotherapy, exercises, nutritional recommendations, orthotics and daily living modifications. There are roughly 70,000 doctors of chiropractic in the U.S. who are concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of many disorders of the body. They treat a variety of conditions, ranging from back and neck pain to shoulder, hand, or feet disorders. Doctors of chiropractic are fully accredited and licensed in every state and have become well-accepted as complimentary healthcare providers.

Spine — Woman Having Chiropractic Back Adjustment in Redding, CA

How Can Chiropractic Help You?

Chiropractic philosophy differs from the traditional medical philosophy of health. The medical profession uses drugs to treat symptoms and diseases. Organs are sometimes removed or transplanted to keep the system 'functioning'. This approach to health is termed an OUTSIDE-IN approach; drugs and surgery are common treatment methods. The chiropractic approach is to stimulate the body via adjustments, diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes in order to obtain and maintain optimal health. This approach to health is termed an INSIDE-OUT approach. For more information on the benefits of chiropractic and other non-invasive health care, please call Shasta Spine Center.
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