Chiropractic (Greek: chiros = hand, praktos = done) means working with the hand.

Chiropractic is a treatment method that aims to gently and painlessly release misalignments and blockages in the spine and joints by applying targeted pressure with the hand.

History of American Chiropractic

Daniel David Palmer

Daniel David Palmer

Chiropractic has its roots in antiquity. Techniques for correcting the spine have been known for several thousand years. At the end of the 19th century, the techniques were rediscovered by D.D. Palmer in the USA and further developed by his son B.J. into the system of American chiropractic. Modern” chiropractic is based on this work. Over time, its work has been supplemented by various concepts.

What does Chiropractic want to achieve?

The aim of American chiropractic is to act on sometimes only minimal changes in spinal mechanics and peripheral joints. From our point of view, these changes can influence or even trigger a whole range of clinical pictures and then manifest themselves in symptoms that do not allow the triggers to be recognised at first glance.

We would also like to talk to you about this and, in particular, which complaints are amenable to chiropractic treatment.

American chiropractic differs significantly from the chiropractic techniques that most people are familiar with! The focus is not on a simple repositioning of the vertebra but on a specific and gentle correction, which can be compared rather metaphorically to the precision work of a watchmaker. Above all, it is generally a very gentle method, we do not use force.

We will be happy to discuss with you the appropriate time for a preliminary diagnosis and the intervals between treatments.

Basically, chiropractic is a method that is also practised by doctors, where it is more commonly known as manual medicine. Depending on the training method, it is recognised little or not at all by evidence-based medicine, commonly referred to as conventional medicine, especially as the studies proving its effectiveness are relatively inadequate and certain approaches do not correspond to conventional medical concepts of the clinical pictures.