Chiropractic-The Beginning

September 18, in Davenport Iowa, Dr. Daniel David Palmer claimed, the cause of any and all disease could be removed by – and needing nothing more than – his hands.

Dr. Palmer noticed that the Janitor who worked in his building (Harvey Lillard) was hearing impaired, almost completely deaf. Upon questioning, Harvey explained to Dr. Palmer that he had lost most of his hearing 17 years earlier when he 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 vertebrae out of position. Having knowledge of the anatomy, Dr. Palmer convinced Harvey to allow him to help by pushing the bone back into place.

History is uncertain as to whether it was the one visit or several, but as a result Harvey received his hearing back! From that point Dr. Palmer changed his practice over to this new method of replacing spinal bones that were out of position, allowing a wide variation of people to heal. His practice grew and the profession of Chiropractic was born.
Within two years Dr. Palmer opened the first school of Chiropractic in Davenport. It was his son Dr. BJ Palmer who continued the school after the death of his father. It is Dr. BJ Palmer who is given credit for growing and developing the profession of Chiropractic into what it has become today.

The Philosophy of Chiropractic:
Chiropractors approach health in a holistic manner. They recognize there is an innate intelligence that uses the brain and nervous system to control and maintain the body in health. Interference to the nervous system can lead to a change in health-disease or loss of function, more than that this interference may affect performance on multiple levels. When a Chiropractor corrects spinal abnormalities and eliminates nerve irritation and interference, pain may be alleviated and the body’s inborn healing capabilities set into motion.
“The Power That Made The Body, Heals The Body”