Chiropractors regularly and successfully treat anyone from newborns through to grandparents. But if you have never experienced chiropractic treatment for yourself or had a family member undergo treatment it might will be, and please excuse the pun, all a bit Greek to you. So starting with the basics.. the word chiropractic is derived from the Greek (hence my awful pun) and means “to perform with the hands”. This is because the most important element in a chiropractor’s treatment is the manual treatment of the joints and muscles of the body.
We know from paintings from ancient Egypt and Greece the treatment we call chiropractic was used thousands of years ago. However, modern chiropractic was not funded until 1895 by Daniel David Palmer in the United States.
Today, Chiropractors are specially educated in treating the joints and muscles of the body with their hands.