Are you aware that Chiropractic dates back to the time of Hippocrates? He believed that if the spine was misaligned, it negatively contributed to the health of an individual.
The modern day school of Chiropractic dates back to 1895, when Dr. Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer adjusted a man that had lost his hearing 17 years prior. While working at an office, Palmer encountered the building's janitor, Harvey Lillard, who Palmer discovered had a palpable lump in his back. Lillard's hearing was severely impaired, and the records state that prior to losing his hearing the man had heard something pop in his back. Palmer theorized that the lump and his hearing deficits were related. Palmer then treated Lillard and claimed to have successfully restored his hearing. Upon the manipulation of this man's misaligned vertebrae, his hearing significantly improved.
While the medical community criticized this new technique for healing the body, the people who followed in these footsteps found an amazing new way of dealing with illness and disease. Dr. Palmer's theories are still discussed in the chiropractic industry today. Without this man's input into medicine in a time where he was greatly discredited, the millions of people today who enjoy the life changing benefits may never have had this opportunity. There is still a school named after Dr. D. D. Palmer as well as over 20 schools and thousands of Chiropractic students across the country.