Column: Chiropractic treatment, a $15-billion industry, has its roots in a ghost story. D.D. Palmer, who performed the first chiropractic adjustment in 1895, credited the ghost of a long-dead doctor with introducing him to the healing practice.
Where did chiropractors come from?
Chiropractic care dates back to 1895. The name comes from the Greek word meaning “done by hand.” However, the roots of the profession can be traced back to the beginning of recorded time. Chiropractic was developed by Daniel David Palmer, a self-taught healer in Davenport, Iowa.
Are Chiropractors religious?
When I interviewed dozens of Christian chiropractic patients, one interviewee after another, who felt no need to comment on the religious beliefs of their medical doctors, insisted that their chiropractors are Christians. Indeed, by one estimate 88 percent of chiropractors self-identify as Christians.
Why do doctors not like chiropractors?
Historically, the medical associations have demonstrated resentment to any other community treating the ill. So first and foremost, it started out as a turf war. Secondarily, Medical Doctors don’t really understand what Chiropractors do, as they were not trained in spinal manipulation techniques.
Why do chiropractors call themselves doctors?
It’s because they have earned their doctoral degree. For the same reason that dentists, osteopathic doctors, some professors, lawyers, physical therapists, and many more can. It’s because they have earned their doctoral degree.
Has anyone died at a chiropractor?
Results: Twenty six fatalities were published in the medical literature and many more might have remained unpublished. The alleged pathology usually was a vascular accident involving the dissection of a vertebral artery. Conclusion: Numerous deaths have occurred after chiropractic manipulations.
Can you be paralyzed by a chiropractor?
There have been more than 500 reported cases of chiropractic patients suffering a stroke following a cervical spine manipulation. Some of these victims died. Others were left with paralysis, brain damage and crippling injuries.
Are Chiropractors safe?
Chiropractic adjustment is safe when it’s performed by someone trained and licensed to deliver chiropractic care. Serious complications associated with chiropractic adjustment are overall rare, but may include: A herniated disk or a worsening of an existing disk herniation.
Is chiropractic a ancient?
There is some evidence that the practice of chiropractic can be traced back to ancient Egypt (4000 B.C.), China (2700 B.C.) and Greece (1500 B.C.). Moreover, the famed “Father of Medicine,” Hippocrates (500 B.C.), who was renowned for ridding medicine of superstition and quackery, may have practiced chiropractic.
What belief is chiropractic based on?
Traditionally, chiropractic was based on the belief that problems with the musculoskeletal system caused disease through the central nervous system.
Is innate intelligence a religious concept?
The chiropractic concept of Innate Intelligence is an anachronistic holdover from a time when insufficient scientific understanding existed to explain human physiological processes. It is clearly religious in nature and must be considered harmful to normal scientific activity.”