Chiropractic was discovered in 1895 by D. D. Palmer of Davenport, Iowa. He coined the term Chiropractic from two Greek words meaning “done by hand”. He postulated that misaligned vertebral bones interfere with the nervous system and can potentially create imbalances in body function resulting in health problems. After his death in 1913, his son, B. J. Palmer advanced the profession through research at the Palmer School of Chiropractic (now Palmer College of Chiropractic) in Davenport.
Chiropractic has undergone many changes in techniques, methods and objectives throughout the years.
Chiropractors correct special spinal misalignments – called subluxations, in an attempt to remove impediments to the nervous system to allow the body to work with greater efficiency.
Today, Chiropractic has gained mainstream acceptance by other healthcare professionals and insurance companies as a viable part of health care. There are millions of patients around the world who benefit from Chiropractic care.