While Chiropractic care is typically thought to be a new health approach, Chiropractic treatment can be traced to the beginning of recorded time. Archiologists have discovered writings in China and Greece that discuss spinal manipulation and the manipulation of lower extremities as a process for relieving back pain. Those writings date back to 2700 B.C. In addition, writings by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates discuss the importance of Chiropractic treatment. He wrote, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases”. That is the ongoing mission of modern Chiropractic.
Chiropractic care began to expand in the United States during the 19th century. One of the pivotal figures in that growth was Daniel David Palmer. Palmer was well-versed in general medical knowledge and studied intently the burgeoning understanding of human anatomy and physiology. In 1897, he took his accumulated knowledge and began the Palmer School of Chiropractic. That school still stands, and today is one of the most prominent Chiropractic colleges in the country. Over the subsequent decades, as understanding of Chiropractic treatment grew and patients demanded its benefits, Chiropractic went on to become recognized in all fifty states and throughout the world.
Over the past century, Doctors of Chiropractic have become pioneers in the field of science-based natural, drug-free and non-invasive care, and their research has led to a greater understanding of the spine and its proper care. We believe that the more you know about Chiropractic care, the more you will understand that it is the best means for restoring and maintaining health.