“Chiropractic” originates from a combination of the Greek words Cheir with means “hand” and praktos with means “done”. “Done by Hand”
The first known chiropractic adjustment was in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer, he helped a janitor, Harvey Lillard, regain his hearing that he had lost during an accident he endured 17 years prior.
Doctors of Chiropractic (yes…Doctors) go through a minimum of 4,200 hours of class, lab, and clinical internships during their 4-year doctoral grad program.
Over 35 million Americans (adults and children) are estimated to be treated chiropractically each year.
32 National Football League teams use chiropractic care. All 32 teams have their own chiropractor to regularly treat them for maintenance, help with their performance, and to treat injuries. Even our own Gresham Greywolves baseball team uses chiropractic. Dr. Waggoner has worked with their team for three summers including this season.
Even infants can benefit from chiropractic care and adjustments. Birth is hard on their little bodies and a gentle adjustment can help many newborn issues from constipation, favoring a side during nursing, reflux, and tongue/lip tie. Dr. Chard treats multiple babies and children each week for many of these issues!
Over ONE MILLION adjustments take place all over the world every day!
Someone injured on the to job is 28 times less likely to need or have spinal surgery if their first point of contact is a Chiropractor rather than a surgeon.
Chiropractic care for something like a low back issue/pain will typically cost up to 20% less than when started by an MD.
The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine has found in their research that by replacing the initial visit to an MD with a Chiropractic visit not only saves you money, but could save Medicare $83.5 million every year!