FAQ's - Chiropractic History

 

CHIROPRACTIC HISTORY

Spinal manipulation is traced all the way back to the beginning of recorded time. Writings from 2700 B.C. in China and Greece mention spinal manipulation to ease back pain. Hippocrates, the father of medicine wrote," Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases. "

Dr. Daniel D. Palmer named Chiropractic in 1895 after helping a deaf janitor regain his hearing with a spinal manipulation. Palmer read the medical journals of his time and developed a theory that misaligned spinal bones put pressure on the sensitive nerves and caused a whole host of problems.

In 1897 he established the first School of Chiropractic and today there are Chiropractic Colleges and Universities across the U.S. and around the world.

A New Zealand study published in 1979 strongly supports the efficacy of chiropractic care. It was influencial in expanding medical cooperation and acceptance of chiropractic care. In 1993 a study published in Canada pointed out the cost effectiveness of chiropractic and concluded that, it's natural and preventative approach, could save hundreds of millions of dollars annually in work disability payments and direct health care costs.