Back pain is the main cause of activity limitation in people under the age of 45, a condition which visits to the chiropractor can help alleviate. Nearly 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives, a condition that chiropractors excel at treating.
Most causes of back pain can be alleviated through chiropractic care, yet Americans spend billions of dollars per year on drugs and risky surgeries. Senior citizens who visit a chiropractor on a regular basis can experience significant reductions in pain and stiffness – the two main complaints among older folks.
In 1980, approximately 3% of the U.S. population visited chiropractors. Today, that number has grown to 11%. An estimated 11% of the U.S. population has visited a chiropractor, for conditions ranging from back pain and whiplash to injury prevention and wellness. Dr. Daniel David Palmer is credited with being the first chiropractor, after he cured a deaf janitor in 1895 by moving one of the janitor’s vertebra back into place. More than 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates, widely known as the “Father of Medicine,” used the most common treatment of chiropractors – the spinal manipulation.
To become a chiropractor, a minimum of six years of college study and clinic internships are required. Chiropractor Dr. Glenn received degrees from Chiropractic College.
Newborns can receive significant benefits from a trip to the chiropractor. The birthing process stretches, twists, and pulls the baby. In Denver chiropractic center, Dr. Glenn loves to treat babies!
If you’re a garbage collector, nursing aid, warehouse worker, or mechanic, you’ll probably become well-acquainted with a chiropractor. These are the occupations that are at the highest risk for workers developing back problems.
The number of chiropractors in the United States has increased from 14,000 in 1970 to approximately 50,000 today as people have become more aware that regular visits to a chiropractor promote health and wellness.