Chiropractic care has become a popular, widely used method of health and wellness and is often chosen for its more holistic and integrative approach to your overall health. Chiropractic care offers relief from chronic pain and can treat a variety of health issues like joint and muscle problems, headaches, fatigue, and can be safely used in pregnant women, children, and the elderly. Chiropractic care’s ability to serve these different demographics safely has helped increase its popularity and use, but just how and when did chiropractic care actually start? Well, that can be traced back to the 1800s and a man named Daniel David Palmer.
While the use of manual manipulation for healing can be traced far back in our history, the specific form of chiropractic care did not start to take a more noticeable shape until the late 1800s and it began with a man named Daniel David Palmer. It was in 1895 that Daniel David Palmer became widely credited with performing the first chiropractic adjustment. This moment cemented Palmer as the father of chiropractic care. From this point on Daniel David Palmer went on to begin the first chiropractic school in 1897 in Davenport, Iowa. For the rest of his life, Daniel David Palmer would go on to champion chiropractic care and work towards bettering and diversifying the practice.
Though chiropractic care began with simple spinal manipulations, it has grown to encompass so much more. If you visit any chiropractor’s webpage today you will see a wide variety of symptoms and health issues listed that they can help treat. These can include things like sports injuries, TMJ, neuropathy, anxiety, carpal tunnel, fertility, and much more. The services chiropractors offer have also evolved over time and now include more adjustment and manipulations. Chiropractors often stay on the cutting edge of technology and include new and innovative treatment options such as cold laser therapy, softwave therapy, trigger therapy, and more. Along with all of these evolutions there has also been a growing body of supporting studies, schools, and organizations to monitor and accredit chiropractors and chiropractic care.
As the chiropractic practice grew it became necessary for its practice and continuing education to become monitored and accredited. Professional chiropractic societies emerged in the early 20th century that worked to support education and research. The Council on Chiropractic Education was one of these societies that became officially recognized in 1974 by the U.S. Department of Education as the accreditation agency for schools. Now, there are close to 20 chiropractic schools in the United States that have been accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education. To become a licensed chiropractor, you must complete your education at an accredited school, as well as take a test for licensure.
Chiropractic care has been growing and evolving since its inception and continues to explore new ways to help people reach optimal wellness with minimal to no medication or surgical interventions. Integrated Health Solutions prides itself on our robust treatments and expert staff, call us today to get started on your path to wellness!
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