Chiropractic is a philosophy, science and art which utilizes the inherent recuperative powers of the body and deals with the relationship between the brain, the body and the spinal cord - and the role of that relationship in the restoration and maintenance of health.
A UNIVERSAL INTELLIGENCE
is in all matter and continually gives to it
all its properties and actions,
thus maintaining it in existence!
Many people ask, "How did chiropractic get started?"
- Chiropractic was born in Davenport, Iowa on September 18, 1895. A man by the name of D. D. Palmer operated an office on the corner of Second and Brady Street in downtown Davenport. He was a healer, teacher & philosopher. Dr. Palmer met the janitor who worked in the building and learned that the janitor was almost totally deaf.
- This janitor was a gentleman by the name of Harvey Lillard. Upon questioning (probably very loud questioning), Harvey explained to Dr. Palmer that he had lost most of his hearing 17 years earlier when he was bending over and felt a "pop" in his upper back or neck.
- Dr. Palmer examined the area and noticed a bump which he determined to be a spinal vertebra out of position. It seemed that Harvey noticed this bump right after he lost his hearing. Having a working knowledge of anatomy & physiology, Dr. Palmer convinced Mr. Lillard to allow him to try to fix it by pushing the bone back into place.
- History is uncertain as to whether it was one visit or several, but the result was Harvey's hearing was restored!
How do you define health? Is it feeling good? Is it not having a cold? In Chiropractic, we have always considered health to be something much more than not being sick or pain free. The truth is health speaks to a higher quality of life itself.