Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts that is based on scientific fact that your nervous system controls every action of your body. Your nervous systems consistes of the brain, spinal cord and millions of nerves. While the skull protects your brain, the 24 moving bones of the spine protect your spinal cord.
Many everyday activities can cause these bones to lose their normal position or motion. This can result in nervous system dysfunction and ultimately, ill health.
A chiropractor is a specialist who is trained to detect and correct these bony misalignments and nervous system dysfunctions through a specific chiropractic exam and spinal adjustment.
Whether it be an acute injury, accident or chronic problem, Dr. Baranowski and Dr. Kashurba are ready to help. Their goal is to assist and educate their patients on what they can do to recover the highest level of health.
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History of Chiropractic
If you think that chiropractic is a new science, it is. However, you might be surprised to know that spinal manipulation has been utilized for a very long time. The first pictures depicting spinal manipulation were discovered in prehistoric cave paintings in Point le Merd in southwestern France. The historical cave paintings can be dated as far back as 17,500 BC. The ancient Chinese were using manipulation in 2700 BC, and 1500 BC, Greek citizens used leg manipulation for solving low-back problems.
One of the greates men to recognize the benefits of spinal manipulations was Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine (460-377 BC). Hippocrates wrote over seventy books on healing, and was a proponent of spinal manipulations. He stated "get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases."
Herodotus, a contemporary of Hippocrates, gained fame curing diseases by correcting spinal abnormalities through therapeutic exercises.
In Rome, by the second century AD, Claudis Galen taught the proper positions and relations of the vertebrae and the spinal column. Galen was known as the Prince of Physicians. He was given this title after he performed a neck adjustment that released the paralyzed hand of a famous Roman scholar.
Through many years, the skills of spinal manipulation were passed down through generations of family healers. Almost every ancient village had a local "bone setter" whom could cure ailments by straightening the spine. In both Eastern and Western cultures, manipulation of soft tissures and/or massage was recognized as a useful component in health care.
In 1895, Daniel David Palmer (the "Discoverer of Chiropractic") was credited with discovering chiropractic medicine. The term "chiropractic" has Greek roots, and means "done by the hands." Palmer aligned the spine with specific adjustments. It was his son, BJ Palmer, whom later developed these "specific adjustments" his father practiced into the modern philosophy, art, and science we are familiar with today. Palmer's main concern was to find the cause of disease and eliminate it through a natural means of healing.
In the years to follow, the chiropractic profession has grown to include over 60,000 chiropractors in the United States and Canada. Approximately twenty-five million people take responsibility for their health through chiropractic care and by choosing noninvasive, drug-free alternatives.
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We specialize in spinal manipulations and joint manipulations for a variety of conditions or symptoms such as neck pain, numbness or tingling of the arms and legs, back pain, ankle pain, knee problems and more.