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The Top Five Reasons to See a Chiropractor


By Julie Johnson, DC, Palmer Chiropractic Clinics

As a
resident of the Quad Cities area, chances are you’ve heard something
about chiropractic. After all, Davenport, Iowa, is where D.D. Palmer
discovered chiropractic and founded what is now Palmer College of
Chiropractic back in 1897. Not only is the Quad Cities home to
chiropractic’s founding college, it’s also home to hundreds of
chiropractors taking care of thousands of patients.

Most people
associate chiropractors with providing relief from back pain, neck pain,
and headaches. Science has proven that chiropractic care is
exceptionally beneficial in the treatment of pain, especially low back
pain, one of the most common health problems in the United States.
Roughly 8 out of 10 Americans will experience some type of back pain
during their lifetime. Chiropractic care offers a non-surgical,
minimally invasive approach to reducing or eliminating such pain.

Regular chiropractic care also offers patients a way to manage health
and wellness in general, attain peak physical and mental performance,
and ultimately live the best quality of life possible. Here are the top
five reasons chiropractic should be part of your family’s
health-management plan.

1. Chiropractic Works
Chiropractic is natural health care that focuses on the relationship
between the spine, which houses the spinal cord, and the nervous
system, and how this relationship impacts your overall health.
Chiropractic is the largest health care field after medicine and
dentistry, and years of rigorous scientific research has demonstrated
chiropractic’s effectiveness for a number of conditions, especially back
and neck pain. Additionally, chiropractors focus on overall well-being
and often counsel their patients on improving their health through
better nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle habits.

practices in today’s health care delivery focus on an evidence-based
approach to treatment, and at Palmer College of Chiropractic, we are
committed to teaching our students evidence-based clinical practices.
The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research is the foremost chiropractic
research facility in the world, conducting research that improves the
understanding and practice of chiropractic, thus enhancing the health of
chiropractic patients worldwide.

2. Chiropractors are Highly Educated Health Professionals
In order to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, chiropractors
complete nearly 5,000 hours of clinical and classroom education during a
five academic year program typically completed in just over three
years. They also must pass four national board examinations as well as
specific state requirements for licensure. Additionally, chiropractors
complete annual continuing education requirements to maintain licensure
and are recognized as the primary care professionals for spinal health
and well-being.

Chiropractors are well trained in diagnosis, and
make referrals to colleagues within another health care discipline when
it is in the best interest of the patient. They also receive referrals
from other health care practitioners. In fact, chiropractors often work
collaboratively with other health care professionals in order to provide
the best possible care to patients.

3. Chiropractors Are the Primary Care Professionals for Spinal Health and Well-being
Chiropractors are trained to assess the structure and function of
every joint in the body, although the main emphasis is on the integrity
of the spinal column. Treatment is based on a working partnership
between chiropractor and patient that takes into account varied
lifestyle factors, other health care needs or issues, and an overall
functional assessment of the body.

If you saw the recent “Bodies
Revealed” exhibit at the Putnam Museum, then you had an opportunity to
get an intimate view of the nervous system. The exhibit showed the
spinal nerves that exit the spinal cord on both sides at every level.
Every single thing you do is controlled by this system, without
exception. Chiropractors are the primary care professionals for spinal
health and well-being. After beginning chiropractic care, many patients
find that their overall health is improved more than they thought
possible, so they choose to continue it for life.

4. Chiropractic is Safe
Just as with all health care, there are some risks with chiropractic
care. It’s one of the reasons why chiropractors are required to undergo
such rigorous training. Extensive preparation and careful examination
are used to determine what risk factors may be present. Overall,
chiropractic is much safer than less conservative approaches to health
care, especially those using medications or surgery.

5. The Team of Experts at the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics is Here to Serve You
The Palmer Chiropractic Clinics are home to a world-renowned team of
chiropractic experts providing the highest level of care to their
patients. B.J. Palmer opened the Palmer Clinics in the early 1900s, and
patients have come from around the world for state-of-the-art
chiropractic care ever since.

Today’s Palmer Chiropractic
Clinics, located in Davenport and Moline, are housed in modern
facilities staffed with chiropractors who have attained postgraduate
specialties in such areas as pediatrics, orthopedics, neurology,
radiology, and rehabilitation. They provide care at reasonable and
customary fees and most insurers cover chiropractic care.

Davenport and Moline clinics are offering $20 back-to-school and sports
physicals through Sept. 30. Additionally, Palmer’s Davenport Clinic is
hosting an Open House on Oct. 9 in celebration of October as National
Chiropractic Health Month. Now is a great time to find out why so many
of your friends and neighbors live healthier lives with regular
chiropractic care from the Palmer Clinics.

make an appointment at the Palmer Clinics, call 563-884-5801 (Davenport
Clinic) or 309-764-4901 (Moline Clinic) or go to www.palmerclinics.com/qc to request an appointment online.


Did you know?

  • In
    Palmer’s well-equipped Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury
    Department in the Davenport Clinic, three doctors of chiropractic
    specializing in chiropractic rehabilitation provide expert care to
    athletes at all levels. They help athletes perform optimally, prevent
    injuries or recover faster from injuries to get back to playing the
    sports they love. Additionally, these doctors—using a variety of
    chiropractic rehabilitation techniques and therapeutic modalities—assist
    patients dealing with knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle and foot conditions,
    including arthritis and plantar fasciitis.
  • The Palmer
    Chiropractic Clinics have two Community Outreach Clinics, one at 307 W.
    6th St. in Davenport, and one at 2200 5th Ave. in Moline. Palmer faculty
    clinicians and student interns also provide care at The Salvation Army
    of the Quad Cities’ Adult Rehabilitation facility at 4001 N. Brady St.
    in Davenport. At these facilities, Palmer’s team of experts provides
    free care to area residents who meet low-income guidelines.
  • At
    its two regular outpatient clinics in Davenport and Moline, Palmer
    provides complimentary care and diagnostic imaging services to
    active-duty military personnel and their families, as well as to
    disabled veterans.
  • Athletes performing at events around the Quad
    Cities are used to seeing Palmer’s Sports Council, made up of students
    and faculty clinicians, providing chiropractic care at Cornbelt Running
    Club races, the Bix 7 Road Race, the Quad Cities Marathon and the Celtic
    Highland Games—just to name a few. Many area athletes look forward to
    receiving chiropractic care to help their performance at these events.
  • The
    Palmer Chiropractic Clinics support a number of health-related
    community events and organizations through major sponsorships each year,
    including the Bix 7 Road Race, the Quad Cities Marathon, the Quad
    Cities River Bandits baseball team, the Quad City Raiders minor league
    football team, the KWQC-TV Women’s Health and Lifestyle Fair, and many


Davenport Clinic Hours
1002 Perry St.

Monday 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-Noon

Moline Clinic Hours 
2001 52nd Ave.

Monday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3:30-7 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-6 p.m.