What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a philosophy, science, and art which utilizes the inherent recuperative powers of the body and deals with the relationship between the brain, the body and the spinal cord and the role of that relationship in the restoration and maintenance of health.

 

History

“Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases.”

~ Hippocrates

While healers of ancient Greece were effectively treating disease and health issues with therapeutic exercises and adjustments, the actual profession “Chiropractic” had its birth near the end of the 19th century.

 

BJ Palmer

B.J. Palmer

D.D. Palmer is credited with discovering specific spinal adjustment and the philosophy of chiropractic, forming the foundation of the profession. It wasn’t until B.J. Palmer, D.D.’s son, continued his father’s work that chiropractic was developed into a unique health care system that was clearly defined.

As with most things today the field of chiropractic has advanced by leaps and bounds; still the basic belief system created by D.D. and B.J. Palmer remains. Chiropractic care is still a drug-free method for correcting vertebral subluxations for relief of nerve interference.