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The history of Chiropractic

History of Chiropractic


The chiropractor, the third largest occupation in health care, specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the human musculoskeletal system. It deals with the interplay between the structure (especially the spine) and function (primarily coordinated by the nervous system) of the body as well as its effects on health.

The main goals of chiropractic care are focused on reducing pain, restoring the function of blocked joints, and stabilizing their surrounding structures (e.g., muscles and ligaments).

Manual treatment of joints has been used for thousands of years. At that time Hippocrates wrote a text which expresses the importance of the spine: "Explore the spine, because it is the cause of many diseases."

The term “chiropractic” means “hand treatment” and was founded in 1895 as an independent profession by Daniel David Palmer in Davenport, Iowa, USA, later the Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Scientific studies have proven the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of chiropractic. In modern healthcare, it opens up an alternative, natural treatment path for patients with spinal and joint problems.

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