Chiropractic History

Chiropractic care has constantly evolved and improved in the past century-plus to ensure that patients get the very best care available to live a long and healthy life. Here’s a look at the history of the holistic, non-invasive and whole body approach to wellness and health that we know as chiropractic care.

The Origins and History of Chiropractic Care

The chiropractic profession dates back to early 1895, when D.D. Palmer performed his first adjustment of the spine. Dr. BJ Palmer, D.D. Palmer’s son, was responsible for developing the Philosophy and techniques of Chiropractic. He was also the first to define vertebral subluxation, which are misalignments of the spinal column that put pressure on the nerves, which can affect the body’s functions.

The daughter-in-law of Palmer, Mabel Heath Palmer, became the first female chiropractor in 1905, with her son David Palmer soon following in the family’s footsteps. Soon the Palmer School of Chiropractic was founded by BJ Palmer, which paved the way for new chiropractic professionals to learn about this unique practice. Since then, dozens of chiropractic schools have been founded all across the world.

The Evolution of Chiropractic Care

Over the past 120-plus years, chiropractic care has continually evolved and grown as our knowledge of the human body has improved. The core concept, however, has always remained the same: the human body is an incredible machine capable of astounding self-healing. It just needs help on occasion to correct interferences of its natural systems.

Where once, chiropractic relied upon touch and feel to diagnose problems, we now have advanced diagnostic tools and scanning that allow us to pinpoint the exact location of vertebral misalignment. We also have specialized equipment that allows for precise adjustment of spinal problems to augment the traditional manual manipulation.

Here at Infinity Chiropractic in Madison, AL, Drs. Travis and Heather McDermott are all well informed about the history of chiropractic. It overjoys us that chiropractic continues to gain the recognition it deserves, as it has helped so many people. As a team, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver you with the services you need to keep you and your family healthy. 

Benefits of Visiting the Chiropractor Today

If you are injured during physical activity, through a car accident or a slip-and-fall, you may experience a misalignment of your spine that is responsible for a range of aches, pain, soreness and lack of mobility and function. Likewise, poor posture can result in decreased strength, mobility and in soreness, stiffness and pain. Regular trips to a chiropractor like Drs. Travis and Heather McDermott can correct these underlying problems and get you feeling like new once more.

Everyone from newborns to the elderly can benefit from regular chiropractic care, including addressing symptoms like headaches, back and neck pain, stiffness, joint pain, mood swings and a range of other disorders, some of which you may not even realize come from a spinal subluxation. A chiropractor, through gentle, non-invasive, hands-on techniques can alleviate your pain and get you back to a lifetime of health and wellness.

At Infinity Chiropractic in Madison, AL, Drs. Travis and Heather McDermott and our entire experienced staff are trained and experienced with the history, techniques, philosophy and practices of chiropractic care. We are overjoyed that chiropractic is gaining recognition and respect in healthcare, and proud of the many people we have helped over the years. We pride ourselves on delivering the best in holistic, natural healthcare services to keep you feeling healthy and functioning optimally. Give us a call to book your next appointment today.