Institute for Chiropractic Health and Wellness 

History

History

 

Modern chiropractic began in the late 1800s when Daniel David Palmer, a self-educated teacher and healer, performed the first spinal manipulation on a patient. Today, chiropractic is the third largest area of medicine, next only to dentistry. It is also the only medical profession not to use drugs or surgeries.

 

Today's chiropractic is the only discipline that locates and helps decrease nerve compromise from subluxations. Today's Doctors of Chiropractic complete undergraduate studies and a demanding chiropractic college curriculum. After passing rigorous National Board Examinations, they are eligible for licensing.

Bone Doctor

 

Chiropractic is about helping people live healthier, fuller lives. While typically thought of as "bone doctors," chiropractors actually focus on the nervous system and painlessly adjust the vertebral column in order to effect the nervous system. The focus of traditional health care is on germs and blood. Chiropractic is different. Chiropractic produces results by helping your nervous system work the way it should.

 

The word chiropractor comes from the Greek words meaning "treatment by hand," which is exactly what chiropractors do -- they use their hands or other devices such as an instructment or special table to manipulate or adjust the body to promote healing and wellness. Adjustments usually involve a quick thrust to the misaligned musculoskeletal area of the body that helps add motion to the spinal joints that are not moving right.

 

There are many ways to adjust the spine and we use whatever means appropriate to each individual patient's needs and condition.

Principles

 

Chiropractic care is based upon the following:

 

-All bodily functions are connected. The healing process involves the entire body.
-A healthy nervous system, particularly the spine, is the key to a healthy body.
-The spinal cord carries information throughout the body and is responsible for the bodily functions including voluntary movements (such as walking) and involuntary functions (such as breathing).
-Improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine, called a subluxation, interfers with this vital exchange by irritating and choking the nerves causing problems with the function of the corresponding organs and tissues.
-When the systems of the body are in balance, it is called homeostasis.
-Disorders of the bones, muscles and nerves can disrupt homeostasis and increase the risk of disease and other health problems.

 

When body systems are in harmony, the human body has the remarkable ability to maintain health and heal itself!

Spinal adjustments can help improve and restore health

Doctor You

Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing, self-regulating organism. By making regular chiropractic treatments part of your life, you are choosing to take control of your health. Just as ongoing brushing and flossing promotes dental health, regular spinal checkups promote overall good health. Don't let your spine decay!

While we pride ourselves on getting you out of pain, we know YOU want more than a pain-free life. You want total wellness. Spinal checkups help us catch new problems early and support YOU in your desire to live your life to the fullest!


Dr. Joseph Grausgruber

(701) 364-4105
2800 S. University Dr
Fargo, ND 58103

OFFICE HOURS

Monday 9:00am - 12:00pm   2:00-6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 12:00pm   2:00-6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00pm   2:00-6:00pm
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