The first chiropractic patient treated was in 1895. Dr. D.D. Palmer performed the first chiropractic “spinal adjustment” on his deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard. Lillard’s hearing returned and Palmer thought he had discovered a cure for deafness. But as patients with digestive troubles, sciatica, menstrual trouble, migraine headaches, epilepsy, heart problems, back pain and many other conditions responded to spinal care, Palmer realized that he had discovered something more far-reaching.
The doctor of chiropractic analyzes your body for vertebral subluxation, a severe form of spine and nerve stress, using his/her hands and other analysis tools. Then, corrects or removes any spinal nerve stress using various spinal adjustment techniques.
Subluxations come from stress. It may occur from infancy from a difficult birth or from childhood falls. Later in life, emotional tension or stress can gradually damage your spine or injuries from automobile accidents or sports can suddenly knock you “out of whack”.