How was Chiropractic Discovered?
Modern chiropractic was discovered in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa when Dr. D.D. Palmer performed the first chiropractic “adjustment” on his deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard. Lillard had been deaf for seventeen years and yet his hearing returned after Dr. Palmer adjusted him. At first Dr. Palmer thought he had discovered a cure for deafness. But patients with digestive troubles, sciatica, menstrual trouble, migraine headaches, neck and shoulder pain and many other conditions responded well to his adjustments. He had realized that he had discovered something more far-reaching!
Dr. Palmer hypothesized that vertebral joint misalignments, which he termed vertebral subluxations, interfered with the body's function and its inborn ability to heal itself. (See subluxation)
DR D. D. PALMER