Dr. D.D. Palmer was the first person to diagnose and define the issue of vertebral subluxation. He recognized the spinal misalignments and the nerve pressure it created, which had an adverse affect on the function of those nerves as well as the overall functions of the body and all it’s organs. Dr. Palmer performed the first specific spinal adjustment in 1895 to Harvey Lillard, who had been deaf for 17 years due to a severe accident. Over the following few months, Dr. D.D. Palmer continued to gently and specifically adjust Harvey Lillard and through time and repetition Harvey’s hearing was restored and chiropractic was born!
His son, Dr. B.J. Palmer carried the science forward over the next several decades, and The Palmer School of Chiropractic was founded, helping grow the research and science behind this amazing whole-body form of natural treatment.