History of Chiropractic in Mission Viejo

Chiropractor Mission Viejo CA Zachary Cadman
Chiropractor Mission Viejo CA Zachary Cadman

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. In fact, formal chiropractic care is over 100 years old. The profession has advanced in techniques and technology over the years.

Here at ADIO Chiropractic in Mission Viejo, we are proud of the enhancements in 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 - The Founder of Chiropractic

Daniel David Palmer believed that the human body had an ample supply of natural healing power transferred through the nervous system. He proposed that if any organ was affected by an illness, it must not have been receiving its normal “nerve supply,” which he called a “spinal misalignment,” or subluxation. He saw chiropractic as a form of realignment to reestablish the supply.

D.D. Palmer’s 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 with chiropractic and successfully restored the janitor’s hearing.

B.J. 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 board 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.”

Vern Pierce - The Founder of The Pierce Results System

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 better, more efficient 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 of 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 coordination of it all into a system had to do with the reasoning and rationale 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.

Chiropractic Services Have Advanced in Mission Viejo

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, allowing the body to heal itself and reach its full potential of health more effectively. Specialized equipment has made chiropractic care even more accurate, and instead of using touch and feel to identify the issue, we now use scanning tools that show us exactly where the spinal misalignments are. Dr. Zac and his staff are trained in using this advanced technology to improve your overall health.

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ADIO Chiropractic

24178 Alicia Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Phone: (949) 427-9081
Fax: (949) 427-9082