History of Chiropractic

Chiropractic care has been around in some form for a very long time, but the profession as an individual form of distinct and unique healthcare is over 100 years old. It 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.

Dr. Daniel David Palmer

The Origins and History of Chiropractic Care

The very first spinal adjustment on record was performed in 1895 by Dr. D. D. Palmer. Dr. Palmer developed the techniques and philosophy of the discipline known as chiropractic care. He was the very first person to diagnose and define the problem of vertebral subluxation, or misalignments in the spinal column which place tension and pressure on the nervous system and negatively affect overall body function.

Dr. Palmer’s daughter-in-law, Mabel Heath Palmer, carried the science forward and became the first female chiropractor in 1905, her son David later picking up the torch and carrying the legacy forward. The Palmer School of Chiropractic was later founded and helped to pave the way for many new chiropractors to learn their science and hone their skills. Today, dozens of chiropractic schools exist across the United States.

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 assessment protocols that allow us to pinpoint the exact vector or direction of vertebral misalignment. We also have specialized equipment that allows for precise adjustment of spinal problems to augment the traditional manual hands-on approach.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

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, lack of mobility and function in the entire body. Likewise, poor posture can result in decreased strength, mobility and in soreness, stiffness and pain. Regular trips to a Victor chiropractor like Dr. Ryan Mulcahy 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 and instrument-based techniques can alleviate your pain and get you back to a lifetime of health and wellness.

Dr. Ryan Mulcahy at Rhino Chiropractic

At Rhino Chiropractic in Victor, Dr. Ryan Mulcahy 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 more recognition and respect as an essential in the realm of healthcare, and proud of the many people we have helped over the years.

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Rhino Chiropractic Victor Chiropractor Dr Ryan Mulcahy

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