Chiropractic began in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa by a man named DD Palmer.
DD was a magnetic healer who furthered his studies on the human body, as he believed that healing came from within the person. At this time DD studied the nervous system and the connection the brain had with the rest of the body by the pathways of the nerves.
DD performed the first chiropractic adjustment on his custodian, Harvey Lillard. During his time as a custodian, Harvey had a large object fall onto his head, leaving him hearing impaired for 12 years of his adult life. Dr. DD Palmer analyzed Harvey’s spine, in which he determined there was a spinal misalignment in the neck region.
DD delivered the first specific, chiropractic adjustment to Harvey’s neck in 1895, in which Harvey’s hearing was completely restored. It was at this time chiropractic was born, as the true cause of healing comes from above, down, from inside, out.
DD’s son BJ Palmer followed in his father’s footsteps forging the way for the chiropractic professional. BJ is known as the developer of chiropractic, as he is the man we have to thank for so many of the chiropractic adjusting techniques.
As of September 22, 2017, chiropractic was 122 years old. Chiropractic is still, to this day, known as the largest drugless healing profession in the entire world. The outstanding principle of naturally healing still exists that true correction occurs when the body is able to heal itself from above, down, inside, out without the use of drugs or surgery.