History of chiropractic
The chiropractic profession was established long ago in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer who realized that though chiropractic techniques had been used for thousands of years, no one had looked at the rationale to explain their effects.
He performed his first adjustment as an established chiropractor in 1895, improving the hearing of a deaf janitor who had suffered from back pain for over 17 years.
What does a chiropractor do?
Chiropractors use their hands to perform what are referred to as ‘manual therapies’, to treat a range of different conditions with emphasis on the spine.
They might for example look for movement between the vertebrae or analyze the whole body with touch to try and get to the source of the problem.
Since being established in 1895, chiropractic treatment has become a staple of US medical care, in fact Doctors of Chiropractic are the third largest group of doctorate level professionals in the healthcare profession, after medical doctors and dentists