About Chiropractic

Chiropractic Services in Rushford MN

Dr Hinz Chiropractor Rushford

The chiropractic profession was founded in 1895 by D. D. Palmer. Early chiropractors fought to be part of the health care system and many court battles later were licensed in all 50 states. Education for chiropractors was unregulated in the early 1900's, but gradually improved to be quite rigorous and by the 1970's, national board examinations were required to be passed at three levels as well as state board examinations for licensure. Education includes 4 academic years of chiropractic school, following undergraduate work, and 1 year of clinical education. This often includes hospital rounds as the chiropractic and medical profession work towards better relations.

Chiropractors are trained as “portal-of-entry” doctors, meaning no referral is needed to see a chiropractor and chiropractors are expected to know what they can treat and what conditions need to be referred for consultation elsewhere or further testing. This is why states license chiropractors as doctors instead of therapists.

Chiropractors routinely treat headaches, neck and back pain. However, chiropractors can and do treat shoulder pain, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot pain. Almost any muscle or joint pain in the body is amenable to chiropractic treatment (especially sports injuries). Chiropractors also do nutritional counseling, exercise training and work place evaluations. Many people are surprised to learn that chiropractors treat children. Childhood ear infections and headaches are the most commonly treated conditions that respond well to chiropractic treatment.

The word chiropractic means “to be done by hand”. Chiropractors strive to treat and teach people to live as naturally as possible and avoid or reduce medications if a natural treatment can take its place.

At Rushford Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. David Hinz uses natural therapies (e.g. Ultrasound) and chiropractic adjustments to move joints and muscles. Proper movement and balance in the body brings relief from discomfort.

In summary, chiropractic treatment is a safe, effective and natural form of health care that is licensed in all 50 states. If you have never tried chiropractic treatment, you owe it to yourself to see if this treatment will improve your life!

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