History of Chiropractic Care
The chiropractic profession has roots all the way back to the beginning of recorded time. spinal manipulation and the maneuvering of the lower extremities to ease low back pain is found in record of ancient Chine and Greece. Written records can be found dating back to 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C.. The roots of chiropractic care are traceable all the way back to Hippocrates, the Greek physician, who lived from 460 to 357 B.C., and also published texts detailing the importance of chiropractic care. In one of his writings he declares, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases”.
Modern chiropractic started in the United States in 1895. Daniel David Palmer founded the Chiropractic profession in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer was well read. He spent much of that time reading medical journals of his time and had great knowledge of the developments that were occurring throughout the world regarding anatomy and physiology. Two years later in 1897, Daniel David Palmer went on to begin the Palmer School of Chiropractic, which has continued to be one of the most prominent chiropractic colleges in the nation. The practice of spinal manipulation began gaining momentum in the late nineteenth century.
Chiropractic continued to grow throughout the twentieth century. Chiropractors gained legal recognition in all fifty states and a continuing recognition and respect for the chiropractic profession in the United States has led to growing support for chiropractic care all over the world. Research has emerged from around the world and has yielded incredibly influential results, which have changed, shaped and molded perceptions of chiropractic care. The report, Chiropractic in New Zealand published in 1979 strongly supported the efficacy of chiropractic care and elicited medical cooperation in conjunction with chiropractic care. The 1993 Manga study published in Canada investigated the cost effectiveness of chiropractic care. According to these studies chiropractic care saves hundreds of millions of dollars annually in regard to work disability payments and direct health care costs.
Chiropractors are pioneers in the field of non-invasive care and follow science-based approaches to a variety of ailments. Even though chiropractic does not have the access to the monies provided the pharmaceutical industry a dedication to chiropractic research is leading to even more discoveries in preventing and combating maladies of the future.
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