History of Chiropractic
The non-invasive, holistic, and whole body approach to health and wellness that is known as chiropractic care has been around for a while now. However, formally chiropractic care is over 100 years old. The profession has advanced in techniques and technology over the years.
Daniel David Palmer
The Founder of Chiropractic
Palmer believed that the human body had ample supply of natural healing power transferred through the nervous system. He proposed that if any one organ was affected by an illness, it must have not been receiving its normal “nerve supply” which he called a “spinal misalignment,” or subluxation. He saw chiropractic as a form of realigning to reestablish the supply.
D.D. Palmers office was located in Davenport, Iowa. In 1896, he encountered the building’s janitor, Harvey Lillard, whom Palmer determined had a substantial lump in his back. Lillard’s hearing was severely impaired and Palmer proposed that the lump and his hearing deficits were connected. Palmer treated Lillard and successfully restored his hearing.
Bartlett Joshua Palmer
The Developer of Chiropractic
B.J. Palmer was the son of D.D. Palmer.He fought for the creation of a separate licensing and regulatory boards of chiropractic allowing for it to be acknowledged not as a method of medical practice, but as a separate entity. B.J. Palmer continued to develop the science, art, and philosophy of the profession. He supported the scientific advancement of chiropractic as the primary path to its acceptance. B.J. Palmer furthered the profession by using science to validate and explain chiropractic.Through his leadership chiropractic became the first health care profession to regularly use x-rays, which enhanced the science and accuracy of chiropractic.
“Medicine is the study of disease and what causes man to die. Chiropractic is the study of health and what causes man to live.”
The Advantages of Chiropractic Care
There are many benefits for ADIO community members that integrate chiropractic care into their health and wellness routine. All age groups can benefit, newborns to seniors. Chiropractic care is non-invasive, gentle, and the techniques have been designed to alleviate pain, improve posture, correct spinal subluxation, and help you reach optimal level of health. If you experience any of the following symptoms, reach out to your local chiropractor and see how they can help you with the following:
Back and neck pain
Pain from a previous injury
Pain caused by repetitive motions
Decreased energy levels
Other spinal disorders