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. 

Here at ADIO Chiropractic, we are proud of the enhancements of our expertise and focus on continuing education to guarantee each practice member receives exceptional and effective care for their nervous system and the health of the entire body. We are proud to serve our Mission Viejo and South Orange County Community in health through Chiropractic care.

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 Founder of The Pierce Results System

Vern Pierce

Pierce dedicated his life to finding a better way to get results for his patients, leading him to develop new methods, techniques and equipment that changed the way thousands of chiropractors analyzed and adjusted their patients. Chiropractic wasn't just his profession, it was his life. Dr. Vern Pierce strived to find a better, more efficient way/ways to locate a subluxation and to correct the subluxation. He continuously evolved his chiropractic technique to help his patients. Dr. Vern Pierce realized that those who had a total reversal of the curve in their neck when he adjusted their C5, he would get fantastic changes almost immediately on some people. He studied the spine more and discovered that C5 is not always the problem, and that sometimes it may be C4, C6 or other problems in the cervical spine. He didn't have a technique, he had a results system. Dr. Vern Pierce incorporated a lot of insight from other chiropractors and different sources, but his coordinating it all into a system had to do with the reasoning and rationale for his rhyme and reason of knowing when to adjust and when not to adjust. He always knew what he was doing when he would adjust somebody. If there was any doubt, he waited. Which is why he always got the results that he did.

Mission Viejo ADIO Chiropractic- Dr Vern

Chiropractic Services Have Advanced

Since 1895, there have been many respectable chiropractic schools established. These schools teach the latest advancements in chiropractic. While the core concepts have remained the same, the technology and techniques used have improved, and the body can heal itself and reach its full potential of health more effectively. Specialized equipment has made chiropractic care even more accurate, and instead of touch and feel to identify the issue, we use scanning tools that show us the exactly where the spinal misalignments are. Dr. Zac and his staff are trained in using this advanced technology to improve your overall health. 


The Advantages of Chiropractic Care

There are many benefits for practice 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 ADIO Chiropractic in Mission Viejo, California to learn more about how Dr. Zachary Cadman 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 and here at ADIO Chiropractic we can help you 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 ADIO Chiropractic in Mission Viejo today to learn more about your options. Since no two people are the same and no two bodies are the same we begin with a consultation and we review your health history to guarantee you get the most effective treatment. As we continue to strive to be your Mission Viejo Chiropractor, do not hesitate to reach out and learn more about how we can help you.