About Dunn Healthcare Center &
Dunn Clinic History & Philosophy
Welcome to Dunn Healthcare and Chiropractic Clinic
Welcome My Friend!
It’s my privilege to extend a very friendly welcome to you on behalf of our entire staff; we sincerely look forward to being a great source of pain relief as well as encouraging your overall health. You will quickly become a welcomed member of our family of satisfied patients. We treat a wide variety of conditions using the best combination of traditional Chiropractic techniques and the latest in innovative care.
We take great pride in the positive environment we have fostered together as a team here at Dunn Clinic, rest assured we will do everything we can to make your visit a wonderful satisfying experience. We look forward to serving you!
Dunn Clinic Philosophy
During your life, a variety of stressors can bring injury to your body. Poor posture, a sedentary lifestyle, sports injuries, car accidents, work-related injuries and emotional pressures can add up, and if left unaddressed, they can create and exacerbate health problems.
Chiropractic is a natural way of helping your body heal itself without relying on drugs and surgery. Doctors of Chiropractic are primarily concerned with the correct alignment of your spine. Why? Your nervous system, which controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body, runs all the way from your brain to your tailbone. While the brain is protected by the skull, the spinal cord is more vulnerable, covered by 24 moving vertebrae and is attached to nerves that flow throughout your body. When these bones and vertebrae lose their normal motion or position, they can irritate the nervous system. This disrupts the function of the tissues or organs these nerves control, and is called the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Simply put, chiropractic care consists of locating areas of spinal distress or vertebral subluxation and realigning them.
A Holistic Approach: Going to the Source
Although chiropractic shares much with other health professions, its emphasis and application of philosophy distinguishes it from modern medicine. Chiropractic philosophy gravitates toward a holistic (“total person”) approach to healing. Chiropractic pursues the source of your pain, not just the treatment of your symptoms.
The chiropractic perspective on health and disease emphasizes two fundamental concepts: 1) the structure and condition of the body influences how the body functions and its ability to heal itself; and, 2) the mind-body relationship is instrumental in maintaining health and in the healing processes. When the body is in alignment and stressors are minimized, it is more likely to maintain a higher level of vitality.
A Brief History Of Chiropractic
Canadian-born teacher and healer, Dr. Daniel David Palmer, performed the first recorded chiropractic adjustment on September 18, 1895. At the time, Dr. Palmer was studying the cause and effect of disease with his patient, Harvey Lillard, a janitor working in the same building as Dr. Palmer in Davenport, Iowa, had complained of hearing problems for over 17 years. Upon examining his spine, Dr. Palmer discovered a “lump” on Mr. Lillard’s back and suspected that a vertebra might be out of place. He repositioned the vertebra with a gentle thrust and after several of the same adjustments, much of Mr. Lillard’s hearing was restored.
Since Dr. Palmer’s first chiropractic adjustment, the art and science of chiropractic has progressed significantly. Advanced diagnostic procedures, sophisticated equipment, scientific research, and the growing acceptance among other health care professionals are making chiropractic care a popular health care choice.
Widespread Use of Chiropractic Care
Increasing interest in alternative forms of care has caught the attention of several health associations and government agencies. In fact, a 1993 New England Journal of Medicine study reported “the estimated number of visits made in 1990 to providers of unconventional therapy was greater than the number of visits to all primary care medical nationwide,” and chiropractic was among the most frequently used non-medical therapies. A 1998 follow-up report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the use of non-medical treatments had increased significantly since the 1990 survey: “overall prevalence of use increased by 25%, total visits (increased) by an estimated 47%, and expenditures on services provided by practitioners of alternative therapies by an estimated 45%.” Of the survey respondents, one in nine (11%) had used chiropractic care within the previous year. For more information and links to chiropractic studies, please visit our FAQS page.