Chiropractic History

Chiropractic is about overall health and quality of life, not just back or neck pain.

Modern-Day Chiropractic

In the US, modern chiropractic gained momentum in the late 1800’s.  In 1895, Daniel David Palmer (“DD”) founded the Chiropractic profession in Davenport, Iowa.  DD was well read and had extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiological developments that were happening throughout the world.  In 1897, DD founded the Palmer School of Chiropractic, which is still one of the prominent chiropractic colleges in the country.

History of Chiropractic

Since the beginning of recorded time, the importance of the spine and nervous system has been recognized

Writings written in 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mention spinal manipulation and the adjustments of legs and feet to ease low back pain. Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine wrote, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases.”

In the 1900’s chiropractic care as we know it was created in the United States.

This support in the US has led to growing support for chiropractic care all over the world. A report published by Chiropractic in New Zealand in 1979 strongly supports chiropractic care and helped develop the mainstream medical cooperation with chiropractic care.

Doctors of chiropractic have become leaders in the field of non-invasive care promoting science-based approaches to health and wellness.   Research continues that will lead to even more discoveries regarding the importance of nervous system and spinal health in overall health and wellness care.

Information Courtesy of the American Chiropractic Association website, taken April 16, 2015.