According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, "Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and now that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health"
In the late 1800s Dr. D.D. Palmer was a healer and a teacher trying to understand the cause and effect of disease. His first chiropractic adjustment was performed in 1895 on a man who was deaf. The loss of hearing was associated with his back 'giving out' while working several years prior to meeting up with Dr. Palmer. Dr. Palmer was able to restore his hearing by realigning the man's spine.
The 'founding father' of Chiropractic Dr. D.D. Palmer, developed a theory that spinal misalignment caused nerve pressure or irritation which in turn caused various ailments. He realized that the structure and condition of the body influenced how the body functioned and its ability to heal itself, without the use of drugs or surgery. This simple philosophy has healed people and has prevented unwanted injury and illness for over a century! In order to fully understand the chiropractic perspective, one must learn a bit about the nervous system, or how our bodies are 'Wired! all 50 states and many countries recognize chiropractic as a health-care profession. Today there are more than 50,000 Chiropractors in the United States alone, and there are 26 Chiropractic Colleges worldwide. Chiropractic is one of healthcare's fastest growing fields Simply because it's safe, natural, drugless, non-invasive, and effective.