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Chiropractic medicine is how old?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree
In brief: 130 years
Chiropractic was developed by a fellow named palmer in rural iowa in the 1880's, not exactly the center of medical or scientific progress at the time.
He postulated a connection between spinal vertebrae positioning and nerve problems causing disease. Later studies have shown this is not true and the manipulations chiros engage in are a form of deep massage but not diagnostic or curative.

In brief: 130 years
Chiropractic was developed by a fellow named palmer in rural iowa in the 1880's, not exactly the center of medical or scientific progress at the time.
He postulated a connection between spinal vertebrae positioning and nerve problems causing disease. Later studies have shown this is not true and the manipulations chiros engage in are a form of deep massage but not diagnostic or curative.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Late 1800's
It came from the 'spirit world ' to DD Palmer a failed faith healer who claimed to cure deafness by adjusting the spine.
He apparently believed he could cure all disease by manipulating imagined misalignments of the spine. The best part is .... people believed him. And now there are millions (if not billions) of dollars spent annually on manipulation making chiropractors rich, and pts frustrated

In brief: Late 1800's
It came from the 'spirit world ' to DD Palmer a failed faith healer who claimed to cure deafness by adjusting the spine.
He apparently believed he could cure all disease by manipulating imagined misalignments of the spine. The best part is .... people believed him. And now there are millions (if not billions) of dollars spent annually on manipulation making chiropractors rich, and pts frustrated
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 130 years
Developed in 1880s by palmer in iowa in a rural, non-scientific setting.
Since discredited as its theory is totally wrong. Nonetheless very popular as it offers an easily understandable "theory" of disease causation and a comforting massage. Always seen your family doctor first for any problem.

In brief: 130 years
Developed in 1880s by palmer in iowa in a rural, non-scientific setting.
Since discredited as its theory is totally wrong. Nonetheless very popular as it offers an easily understandable "theory" of disease causation and a comforting massage. Always seen your family doctor first for any problem.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Jeffrey Albright
Integrative Medicine
In brief: 125+ & Longer
Chiropractic is approximately 200 years old, however spinal manipulation has been around for centuries and can be found in almost all cultures.
Traditional Oriental Medicine, and Acupuncture utilized spinal manipulation in conjunction with exercise, acupuncture, acupressure, herbs, etc. This tradition was rediscovered and has become what is known as chiropractic in the United States.

In brief: 125+ & Longer
Chiropractic is approximately 200 years old, however spinal manipulation has been around for centuries and can be found in almost all cultures.
Traditional Oriental Medicine, and Acupuncture utilized spinal manipulation in conjunction with exercise, acupuncture, acupressure, herbs, etc. This tradition was rediscovered and has become what is known as chiropractic in the United States.
Dr. Jeffrey Albright
Dr. Jeffrey Albright
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