Backache Usually Due To Muscle, Tendon Pain

One of the pleasures of childhood was to study a folding anatomical mannikin, with superimposed plates. You lifted up the fold which pictured the skin and there underneath were the muscles. You lifted up the picture of the muscles and there were the ribs and peritoneum. You lifted them up and there were the lungs […]

Manipulation, Massage Treatment Of Backache

During the World war, a genial old physician who was the head of the department of orthopedic surgery in our camp, used to show me how he treated backache due to sacro-iliac dislocation. He put the patient on a hard table, gave him a light anesthetic, and then gave the legs and spine such a […]

The Growth Of Chiropractic

Over the decades since D. D. Palmer gave Harvey Lillard the series of adjustments which cured Lillard’s deafness, chiropractic has flourished like the green bay tree. Some of this growth was almost frightening in its vigor and sometimes too rapid to be orderly. It took quite a while for chiropractic to really grow up, develop […]

Seeking the Source of Good Health

Evidence of increasing interest in and acceptance of chiropractic is the recent invitation by the University of Toronto Medical journal to Dr. A. G. Homewood, Dean of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, to write an article for the Medical journal which would clarify the position of chiropractic in the healing arts. Dr. Homewood submitted […]

X-ray and Chiropractic

As has been pointed out, chiropractic was discovered in 1895, the same year that Prof. Wilhelm Roentgen of Wurzburg, Germany, discovered the X-ray, which was destined to play an important role in the growth and development of the science of chiropractic. X-rays were so named by Prof. Roentgen because they were then rays of unknown […]

Spinal Manipulation Through the Ages

The person who first observed that “there is nothing new under the sun” has probably been with his ancestors for a long, long time. In all fields of human activity we probably progress more through new combinations and reshufflings of knowledge than by so-called flashes of genius. So it was with chiropractic. To give D. […]

A Revolution in the Healing Arts

Chiropractic is something new under the sun, and to this day only about one out of every eight Americans has actually gone to a chiropractor. Perhaps the simplest method of getting some first-hand knowledge about chiropractic is to describe its rapid development since its start in 1895, pay a visit to a chiropractor of today, […]

A Visit to a Chiropractor

If you are visiting a chiropractor for the first time, the chances are that you are already ill and that medical science has failed to help you. And you have probably heard about chiropractic in one of the following ways. You have been recommended to a chiropractor by a satisfied chiropractic patient. In this case, […]

Can chiropractic help you?

The answer to this question is not so simple as it might appear. Chiropractors do not profess to be miracle workers, able to cure anything under the sun. Among the conditions in which chiropractic is of little or no benefit are various hereditary abnormalities such as defective nerve fibers, faulty metabolism, excess cerebro-spinal fluid, or […]

Today’s Chiropractor

One of the country’s leading independent research organizations, the non-profit Public Affairs Institute, has published a study on the modern chiropractor which terms his role in healing the sick as “both large and growing in importance.” The study, “The Present Day Doctor of Chiropractic,” was written by Dewey Anderson, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Institute, […]