In the early 90’s Dr. Ralph was an electrical engineer for Bell Labs and contemplating a career change, and Dr. Veronica was in the hospital from a low back injury. She was being told to prepare for surgery. A good friend said she should first try chiropractic. Their family had never been to a chiropractor. After the first visit, the need for surgery was becoming unnecessary and Dr. Veronica and her son were so impressed with the effectiveness of chiropractic that they began looking into becoming chiropractors themselves. In 1997, they both graduated, and in 1999 they opened their chiropractic office in West Linn. They have been a mother and son chiropractic team ever since.
It's our favorite time of year, here at Gentle Care: CHIROPRACTIC HISTORY MONTH. We celebrate the whole month of September!
Dr. DD Palmer gave the first chiropractic adjustment to Harvey Lillard on
September 18th, 1895. The birthplace of chiropractic? Davenport, Iowa.
That's right, chiropractic has been an American healing art from it's
inception. Over the generations, chiropractic evolved into a specialized
field of health-care that focuses on the proper function of the nervous
system, by careful assessment of nearby structures, such as the spine, and
making changes naturally that reduce interference with nerves.
Understanding that ALL functions of our body are controlled by our nervous
system, such as our immune system, and cardiovascular system, is to
understand why chiropractic plays such a critical role in the health and
longevity of millions of people.
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