Chiropractic is the manipulation of bones and muscles, particularly those of the spine, by a qualified medical practitioner. It is a non-surgical, drug-free approach to healing and wellness, and stops pain and illness by manually assisting the spine to align and hold correctly.
Qualified chiropractors are professional medical practitioners, delivering long-term care at a fraction of the cost of drug treatments and surgery. At Advanced Spine & Health Center of Cache Valley, our goal is to educate individuals about chiropractic and physical solutions to common health problems, in order to motivate patients to take a more active and responsible role in restoring and maintaining their own health.
Dr. Thomas Fullmer, DC, ("Dr. T") is a highly qualified medical practitioner who applies the most current chiropractic treatments and approaches into addressing your health problems. He understands that even though some patients may be diagnosed with the same condition, each person will respond differently to chiropractic care. For this reason, he provides a personalized treatment plan to meet each individual's needs, goals, and unique physical and medical conditions.
Chiropractic care works because it addresses the root cause of physical problems, and uses your symptoms as guidelines to recovery.
The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord, and nervous system, which serves as the body's wiring. When functioning perfectly, this communication is uninterrupted, and the messages go to and from the brain without interference.
If the wiring is inhibited, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and pain or illness may result. Such interferences can manifest anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may actually be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to that hand originate. Chiropractors examines your spine for interferences and removes them over time through controlled techniques. Once realignment begins, the body also begins to heal itself.
Remember, everything about the human body is designed with motion in mind: nerve fibers stimulate the muscles to contract, muscles contract to move the bones, bones move around the joints, and the nervous system controls it all. Motion is life.
If you or someone you know suffers from pain, decreased range of motion, or chronic medical conditions, please come see us. Chiropractic adjustments can greatly increase your range of motion and overall comfort, and many patients see results after only a few treatments!
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Manual manipulation of the spine and other joints in the body has been around for a long time. Ancient writings between 2700 BC and 1500 BC in China and Greece mention spinal manipulation and the maneuvering of the lower extremities to ease low back pain. Hippocrates, the famous Greek physician who lived from 460 to 357 BC, published a fax detailing the importance of manual manipulation. He declared, "Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases." Evidence of manual manipulation of the body has been found among the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Babylon, Syria, Japan, the Incas, Mayans and Native Americans.
The official beginning of the chiropractic profession dates back to 1895 when Daniel David Palmer restored the hearing of Harvey Lillard by manually adjusting his neck. Palmer realized that he was onto something good. Two years later, in 1897, Dr. Palmer began the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, which continues to train doctors of chiropractic today.
Gonstead is the person recognized for applying basic mechanical principles (principles he first learned as an auto mechanic!) to analyze the spine by using weight-bearing x-ray films. He used his
expertise to develop an original chiropractic technique that proved to be successful in treating patients. He built his first chiropractic clinic in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, in 1939, and later taught
other chiropractors his techniques in a series of seminars.
Throughout the 20th century, the profession of chiropractic has gained considerable recognition and scientific support. Research studies clearly demonstrate the value of chiropractic care from reduced healthcare costs and improved recovery rates, to increased patient satisfaction.
The 1993 Magna Study, a large study conducted in Canada, concluded that chiropractic care would save hundreds of millions of dollars annually in work disability payments and direct healthcare costs. Several major studies conducted by the U.S. government, the RAND Corporation and others, have all demonstrated the incredible value of chiropractic care as well.
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