Chiropractic – A brief historical overview

The procedures did not change from the Hippocrates through medieval and renaissance doctors. The first methods were then made on the basis of similarities with the bones and joints of the animals. However,  a chiropractic profession was launched in 1895, in America, in Devenport, when a certain Mr. Daniel Palmer noticed the connection between the displaced spleen and the hearing problems of his home-owner. Namely, after manually installing the displaced spleen, the sense of the janitor hearing immediately corrected itself.

After that, in 1897, the first school of chiropractors was founded, named after Palmer – Palmer School. Then the chiropractic got its name derived from the Chiros-hand word and Praxis-work, which would mean to do it by hand.

The best education there is

post1aThe best and highest quality chiropractor education colleges are in North America, from where the majority of quality chiropractors come, which brings a great difference in the outcome and avoidance of risk in each patient.

The roots of today’s chiropractic are found, among others, in traditional Chinese medicine, according to which the structure of each body determines its function. If there is a change in structure, there is a blockage (loss of movement), and at that point, the block is making interruption of the flow of life energy and the onset of the disease. The task of the chiropractor is to see the block, to remove it by manipulative technique, and thus to remove the neuro-physiological block at a certain level, and then to give the body the opportunity to start the natural healing process.

Developing of the profession

post1bUntil 80 years ago, chiropractic was not considered a scientific method of treatment, because of lack of awareness, and the fact that chiropractors dealt with unhealthy people. Only 50 years ago, since the chiropractic dealt with medically educated people, greater changes occurred within the profession itself, and the relationship of the health care system towards it had changed. Today, the role of chiropractic in the treatment of neck pain, and in musculoskeletal disorders cannot be denied. Most funds were allocated to check the effectiveness of chiropractic in the treatment of the lumbar syndrome.

Cervical manipulation – the so-called bone fixing – can be an effective treatment for the lower back. Especially in combination with standard medical care, chiropractic often leads to better recovery outcomes, numerous studies have shown.