If you’ve been hurt at work you may receive a recommendation to see a chiropractor. If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you likely have questions about how chiropractic care can help you recover and what the treatments are like. This article discussed the history of chiropractic care, the common injuries treated by chiropractors, and more.

A Brief History Of Chiropractic Care

Even ancient physicians understood the benefit of releasing tension in the muscles of their patients. For thousands of years, medical professionals have used various forms of massage, spinal manipulation, and strength-building exercises to help their patients. 

Tuckahoe Street near chiropractic office and workers' comp law office. However, it wasn’t until 1895 that a man named Daniel David Palmer created the name chiropractor. Palmer was sitting in his office one day when his janitor came in. He noted that the janitor had an unusual lump along his spine and offered to manipulate it for him. The janitor agreed and later told Palmer that the spinal manipulation had helped him to regain some lost hearing. 

It was this simple moment that encouraged Palmer to look deeper into the connection between the musculoskeletal system and a person’s health. He opened the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1897. 

It wasn’t long before states, starting with Kansas, to recognize chiropractic care as an official form of medicine and to require licensing for those who practiced. 

Injuries Commonly Treated By Chiropractors 

The most common injuries treated by chiropractors include: 

  1. ACL Tear
  2. Rotator Cuff Injury 
  3. Injuries Caused By Repetitive Motion 
  4. Achilles Tendon Injuries 
  5. Dislocations 
  6. Sciatica 
  7. Spinal Cord Compression 
  8. Herniated Disc 
  9. Muscle Spain 
  10. Neck Injury

When a patient first meets with a chiropractor, they should be prepared to discuss their medical history and symptoms. During this meeting, a treatment plan should be created. Keep in mind that this plan may change over time depending on how you progress. 

When choosing and meeting with a chiropractor don’t be afraid to ask questions like: 

  1. How long have you been in practice? 
  2. Do you have any references I could speak with? 
  3. How long do you think I will require care? 
  4. What is my long term prognosis? 
  5. Do you consult with my other physicians? 

An excellent chiropractor will be ready and willing to answer your questions. 

If you have questions regarding workers’ compensation and if it will pay for chiropractic care contact the Tuckahoe workers’ comp law firm: The Disability Guys.

Chiropractors In And Near Tuckahoe

Clifford J. Cozolino, DC
335 Columbus Ave,
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
(914) 582-9897

Crestwood Chiropractic Office
132 Fisher Ave,
Eastchester, NY 10709
(914) 779-5800

Graf Sports And Family Chiropractic
274 White Plains Rd,
Eastchester, NY 10709
(914) 395-3977

Holistic Health Care
440 White Plains Rd Suite 200,
Eastchester, NY 10709
(914) 202-8633

This article has been brought to you by the Tuckahoe workers’ compensation attorneys at The Disability Guys. For additional information, read our post on the history of Tuckahoe.