A short history
· The chiropractic profession
The chiropractic profession was born in 1895 in Davenport (Iowa, the USA), when Daniel David Palmer successfully carried out the first treatment, adjusting a displaced vertebra of Harvey Lillard, a deaf patient. Harvey recovered his hearing.
This fact untied a chain of investigations in the United States that ended up in Chiropractic.
In 1921, Dr. Henry Winsor carried out an investigation in Haverford, Pennsylvania whose objective was to determine, through the study and observation of dissected human cadavers, the relationship between minimal displacements of vertebrae of the spine and damaged internal or sick organs that were connected by the nerves that came from these misaligned vertebrae.
As soon as the results were confirmed, Chiropractic was validated by the medical profession.
Since then, Chiropractic has been developing to the point of becoming the third health profession of primary attention in order of importance and number of patients. In some countries it is now accepted in their public health system.
In Spain we are still working for this regularization.
Nowadays approximately 90.000 Chiropractic doctors exist. It is practiced and taught all over the world but the professional conditions that it is carried out in are notably different.