Let Dr. Weaver at Holmes Lake Chiropractic in Lincoln, Nebraska work with you to make recommendations for the right treatment plan to fit your needs: Greater knowledge of the body has brought about an appreciation for natural health care methods. Chiropractic has pioneered the field of conservative spinal treatment and offers an alternative to drugs, surgery, and hospitalization. Doctors of Chiropractic work with the nervous system, which controls and coordinates every function of the body. The spine is composed of 24 movable bones called “vertebra.” There are 7 cervical (neck), 12 thoracic (mid-back), and 5 lumbar (low-back) vertebrae. Stacked between each two vertebrae is a disc, which acts as a cushion, reduces friction, and allows movement. The spinal cord extends down inside the spine from the brain, and spinal nerves exit through openings between the vertebrae. All cells, tissues, and organs function by the impulses carried by these nerves. Trauma, stress, posture problems, or other factors may cause a displacement of one or more vertebra. This misalignment causes pain and irritation to spinal nerve roots, and is called a subluxation. Chiropractors seek to remove subluxations and restore structural alignment, through spinal adjustments.
Chiropractic began in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa, when Daniel D. Palmer improved the health of his patients through spinal manipulation. Doctors of Chiropractic have been licensed in the State of Nebraska since 1915. The Nebraska Code recognizes Doctors of Chiropractic, Medicine, and Osteopathy as physicians.