ChiroCare Center

Suzanne P. Grondin, DC

124 Maine Street, Suite 215, Brunswick, Me

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic was founded over 100 years ago by Daniel David Palmer. The word chiropractic comes from the Greek translation “to treat with the hands”.

All chiropractors are taught a “hands on approach” to evaluating and treating patients.

Because our brain and spinal cord are housed and protected by bones and bones that move, Chiropractic’s main focus is in ensuring Postural stability. Chiropractic's main focus for corrective treatment is to make sure the nerves are freed from interference of an abnormally functioning of the approximating bones and their supportive soft tissues.

Chiropractic manipulative therapy, the major treatment used by Chiropractors, is often referred to as an “adjustment”. Adjustments are forces applied to any joint to change its functional alignment. All joint regions have nerves which convey information to the brain and their normal function can be disrupted. This abnormal functioning joint or “dysfunctional segment” can produce stiffness, pain, numbness or even a decreased function of an organ or an area which relies on nerves to help it work properly.

Chiropractic’s originator first determined this importance after he thought a blow to the head of a deaf janitor had misplaced a bone in his upper back. Dr. Palmer adjusted it and found that his hearing improved.