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. 

D.D. Palmer

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. 


B.J. Palmer

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

Joint pain

Pain caused by repetitive motions

Mood swings

Poor posture

Decreased strength

Decreased energy levels

Other spinal disorders

You do not need to deal with stiffness or lack of mobility. 

These symptoms can affect the quality of your life. The Live ADIO Community wants you to achieve your optimal health. However, you can benefit from chiropractic care if you are not in pain or if you don’t have health issues because it is also designed to prevent injuries and health issues in the future. 
Chiropractic care has helped thousands of people. Reach out to your local chiropractor today to learn more about your options. Since no two people are the same and no two bodies are the same chiropractors typically begin with a consultation and review your health history to guarantee you get the most effective treatment.