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HISTORY OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE?

The history of chiropractic dates back as far as 17,500 BC. Hippocrates believed that a misaligned spine contributed to the health of an individual. Modern day chiropractic goes back over 100 years, when the first adjustment was given by Dr. Daniel Palmer on September 18, 1895.

Dr. Palmer, born in Canada in 1845, was very interested in the healing arts and first learned magnetic healing. This form of healing used the magnetism in the body. In 1886, Dr. Palmer opened his first office of magnetic healing in Burlington, Iowa. From there, he went on to open another office in Burlington, Iowa in 1887.

His interest was finding the cause and effect of sickness. He studied to discover what causes sickness and what effects sickness has on the human body. The first chiropractic adjustment he gave in 1895 was performed on a man who had lost his hearing 17 years previously. He reported to Dr. Palmer that at the time of losing his hearing, he had strained his back and had heard a noise in his back when this happened. Suspecting that there could be a spinal misalignment, Dr. Palmer examined him and found a vertebra out of line. Dr. Palmer adjusted the vertebra back into position and the man’s hearing improved.

This proved Dr. Palmer’s theory that if the spine is aligned correctly, the nerve flow to all parts of the body will work correctly and thus the body will be healthy and free of disease. Dr. Palmer was excited to think that he may have discovered a cure for all sickness.

Criticism of this new healing technique came from many, especially the medical community, as it did not involve the traditional medical theory of health. For years, chiropractic was discredited, made fun of, and even referred to as quackery. A lot of this still goes on today, but unfortunately this is due to misunderstanding. Many people do not understand the concept of chiropractic and have only listened to the propaganda that’s been broadcast. In fact, it wasn’t until the early 1970s that insurance companies started to recognize chiropractic as legitimate health care and allowed claims to be paid for chiropractic care.

In 1897, Dr. Palmer opened the first chiropractic school in Davenport, Iowa calling it the Palmer Infirmary and Chiropractic Institute. The name was later changed in 1907 to Palmer School of Chiropractic. Enrollment at first was low, with only 24 students in 1906, but today there are over 20 schools with enrollment of over 10,000 students.

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Reagan
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Drew
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Jeff
Best. Decision. Ever!! Dr. Hancock really knows what he's doing and he explains everything he is doing! I've only gotten better since coming here. Additionally, for my treatment, I have multiple comparison x-rays, which is great to see the progress of the process. The staff is amazing, so helpful, so warm, and so friendly! (Additionally, the office is so clean and welcoming) I am disappointed that I'll be moving away to the other side of the country and will have to continue treatments at a new office. I really don't think I can find an office as warm as the UP Chiro crew or a Dr. as great as Dr. Hancock! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. HANCOCK! You will not regret this!!
Temima
Dr. Kevin Hancock and his staff are very kind, courteous, and helpful. I feel very comfortable with them after my consultation and x-rays. My Chiropractor (for the last 20 years) retired when Covid-19 hit everyone in March 2020. Been looking for a Chiropractor ever since and this Groupon offer and value are outstanding! Highly recommend it and can't wait for my 1st adjustment next week!
Robert
Very knowledgeable, and already seeing a difference in my back pain with just two adjustments. The chiropractor is extremely nice and has helped me pinpoint other issues and work on those. Would recommend them to anyone and everyone to come and try them out!! The staff is very nice and welcoming to everyone.
Tera
Appointments are always on time when scheduled in advance. The staff is friendly and professional. Most importantly, each appointment has good results.
Howard
Dr. Hancock is absolutely AMAZING! He goes above and beyond to explain the anatomical and physiological aspects that caused my pain. I’ve had one adjustment and this is the first time I haven’t been in any pain in over 7 years! The receptionist is so nice and friendly! I cannot wait to see the changes as I continue to get adjusted.
Adrianna
I found Dr. Hancock through a friend and has been the best experience. I went to him and could barely stand up. I'm now back to normal activity. Everyone in the office is also just as great and welcoming! I highly recommend it.
Jason
Before coming here I personally had gone to multiple chiropractor offices in search to find the root of the problem with my back. Dr. Hancock has been by far the most absolutely helpful chiropractor I've worked with. I plan on staying here at this office without question. He's very informative and helped me better understand why and what exactly is going on along with explaining very well what the next steps moving forward will be. It's been a series of months now going to this office and since the first month, I finally felt hope again. If you've struggled with constant back pain, like I have for a number of years, and are looking to be free from that pain, I highly recommend this center. Treatment can make you very sensitive. I cried from happiness to finally see improvement and feel pain-free. I’m excited to continue to work with Dr. Hancock and would highly recommend others to see him as well.
Jessica