The history of chiropractic and chiropractic today
Chiropractic care has been around longer than most people think. The ancient Chinese were aware of the value of manipulating the lower extremities to alleviate back pain in 2450 BC, and the Greeks showed an awareness of this technique as early as 1200 BC. It would be 22 centuries later that Americans were first made aware of the value of spinal manipulation. In the late nineteenth century, Daniel David Palmer accidentally hit upon a technique that had by the end of the twentieth century changed the life of millions. The adjustment or maneuvering of the spinal column to give the body a better ability to cure itself--a practice today known as "chiropractic." The very first school of chiropractic was established by Palmer in 1897; it later became the Palmer School of Chiropractic, and today Palmer Schools of Chiropractic are among the most respected chiropractic colleges in the nation.