Chiropractic care has been around in some form for a very long time, but the profession as a formal means of medical healthcare is over 100 years old. It has constantly evolved and improved in the past century-plus to ensure that patients get the very best care available to live a long and healthy life. Here’s a look at the history of the holistic, non-invasive and whole body approach to wellness and health that we know as chiropractic care.

The Origins and History of Chiropractic Care

The very first spinal adjustment on record was performed in 1895 by Dr. D. D. Palmer. Dr. Palmer developed the techniques and philosophy of the discipline known as chiropractic care. He was the very first person to diagnose and define the problem of vertebral subluxation, or misalignments in the spinal column which place pressure on the nerves and negatively affect overall body function.

Dr. Palmer’s daughter-in-law, Mabel Heath Palmer, carried the science forward and became the first female chiropractor in 1905, her son David later picking up the torch and carrying the legacy forward. The Palmer School of Chiropractic was later founded and helped to pave the way for many new chiropractors to learn their science and hone their skills. Today, dozens of chiropractic schools exist across the United States.

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The Evolution of Chiropractic Care

Over the past 120-plus years, chiropractic care has continually evolved and grown as our knowledge of the human body has improved. The core concept, however, has always remained the same: the human body is an incredible machine capable of astounding self-healing. Proper healing and functioning can only take place when interference in the nervous system is removed.

Where once, chiropractic relied upon touch and feel to diagnose problems, we now have advanced diagnostic tools that allow us to pinpoint the exact location of vertebral subluxation. We also have specialized equipment that allows for precise adjustment of these misalignments and subluxations.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

If you are injured during physical activity, through a car accident or a slip-and-fall, you may experience a misalignment of your spine that is responsible for a range of aches, pain, soreness and lack of mobility and function. Likewise, poor posture can result in decreased strength, mobility and in soreness, stiffness and pain. Specific scientific chiropractic care can correct these underlying problems and get you feeling like new once more.

Drs. Tony and Paige aim to remove the CAUSE of your health concerns.

Drs. Tony and Paige Stasi at Launch Chiropractic

At Launch Chiropractic, Drs. Tony and Paige and our entire staff are trained in delivering specific chiropractic care that aims to remove the CAUSE of your health concerns.

At Launch Chiropractic you will have an experience where you can move towards health and healing while being encouraged along the way, in a family-friendly environment.


We pride ourselves on delivering the best in holistic natural healthcare services to keep you and your family feeling healthy and whole. Give us a call to book your next appointment today.

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