History

The process of manual manipulating the spine and joints in the body has been there for many years. Early writings from Greece and china dating between 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mentioned spinal manipulation and the steering of the lower extremities to relieve back pain. Hippocrates the Greek physician published a text showing the significance of manual manipulation. He once wrote “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases” there are proofs of manual manipulation in nations like Egypt, Syria, japan and Incas.

Chiropractic profession begun in 1895 when David Palmer restored the hearing of Dillard Harvey by adjusting his neck manually. After two years, Dr. Palmer begun the Palmer School of Chiropractic in a town called Davenport which still trains chiropractors today.

In the 20th century chiropractic profession has gained scientific support and recognition. Research has shown the significance of chiropractic care in reducing health expenses, patient satisfaction and improving recovery rates. A major study conducted in Canada in 1993 established that chiropractic care would save millions yearly in work disability expenses in direct health costs. Several other researches conducted by United States and others have demonstrated the value of chiropractic care.