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The First Chiropractic Adjustment

In September we celebrate the anniversary of the first Chiropractic adjustment, which took place on September 18th, 1895.  It was on this day that D.D Palmer gave a deaf man, Harvey Lillard, the first chiropractic adjustment!

He examined Lillard’s spine and found a problem with one of his vertebra.  Palmer manipulated Lillard’s vertebra and an amazing event occurred-Lillard’s hearing was restored!  Today, this procedure is known as a chiropractic adjustment.

Palmer soon discovered that adjustments could relieve patient’s pain and other symptoms.  These problems with vertebrae have been called chiropractic subluxations.  He began to use these “hand treatments” or “adjustments” to treat a variety of ailments including, migraine headaches, stomach complaints, epilepsy, and heart trouble.  In 1898, he opened the Palmer School & Infirmary of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and began teaching his chiropractic techniques to others.


Schedule your chiropractic adjustment with Dr. Jeffrey Klein, Klein Chiropractic Center, West Chester, PA today!