Chiropractic Facts You May Not Know

Were you aware that the practice of chiropractic care has been around for thousands of years?  Records from ancient Greece reveal that Hippocrates manipulated the spine to relief patients of pain and discomfort.  What came to be known as chiropractic was also practiced in ancient China.  Here are some other interesting facts as they concern chiropractic care.

  • Physicians use to regard subluxations (out of joint bones, etc.) as beneath their educational prowess in the 1800’s. Therefore, people known as bonesetters performed what was known as “wrench aid,” that is, to put the bone back into place.
  • Every year at Harvard University, real Nobel Laureates hand out what are known as Ig Nobel prizes.  Donald Unger won his Ig Nobel prize in 2009 for his study on knuckle cracking.  For 60 years, Dr. Unger cracked the knuckles on his left hand but not on his right.  The end result?  He never developed arthritis!
  • We only feel approximately 3% of what are nervous system is telling us. Many people go about their activities of daily living with a dysfunctional spine alignment that can lead to major health problems down the road.
  • The official founder of chiropractic was Daniel David Palmer, aka D.D. Palmer, who opened the first school in Davenport, Iowa in 1897. He was briefly incarcerated for doing so and subsequently sold his school to his son, moved west, and opened other schools.  He is the father of chiropractic.
  • Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs because even in the correct dosages they kill over 100,000 patients a year.

And now you know!