"The doctor of the future will give no medicide, but will interest his patinets in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." - Thomas Edison
Modern day chiropractic goes back over 100 years, when the first adjustment was given by Dr. Daniel Palmer on Septermer 18, 1895.
Dr. Palmer, born in Canada in 1845, was interested in teh healing arts. In 1886, Dr. Palmer opened his first office in Davenport, Iowa.
His interest was finding the cause and effect of illness. He stufied to discover what causes disease and its effects on the human body. The first chiropractic adjustment he gave in 1895 was perfomed on a man who had lost his hearing 17 years previously. He reported to Dr. Palmer that at the time of his hearing loss, he had strained while lifting and heard a noise in his back. Suspecting that there could be a problem in the spine, Dr. Palmer examined him and found a misaligned vertebra. Dr. Palmer adjusted the vertebra back into position and the man's hearing improved.
The proved Dr. Palmer's theroy that if the spine is aligned correctly, the body will be healthy and free of disease. Dr. Palmer was excited to discover that he may have found a cure for disease.
Today we understand that chiropractic can benefit a wide variety of health problems. Research has shown chiropractic to be safe and effective for people fo all ages. Most insurance companies, including government programs, recognize the value of alternative care and provide chiropractic benefits.
Consure Reports Magazine (May 2009) surveyed 14,000 patients and found that chiropractors rated #1 in patient satisfaction!