7 Interesting Facts About Chiropractic You Probably Didn’t Know!

7 Interesting Facts About Chiropractic You Probably Didn’t Know!

The number of people benefitting from chiropractic care continues to rise as more and more people discover the importance of good spinal health. Here are some fun facts about chiropractic that you probably didn’t know!


Chiropractors today are the third largest group of healthcare providers, after medical doctors and dentists. There are roughly 100,000 doctors of chiropractic in active practice globally. Over 35 million people a year seek help from chiropractors for various spinal problems. One million chiropractic adjustments are given every day in the USA! 


The term “chiropractic” is derived from 2 Greek words, cheir which means hand, and pratkos which means done. “Done by Hand”. ✋🤚


The first chiropractic adjustment was given in 1895 by D.D. Palmer (the father of chiropractic) which helped a janitor, Harvey Lillard, regain his hearing after a back injury he suffered 17 years prior. Cool!


Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) go through a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, lab and clinical internships during their 4-year doctoral graduate school program. This is after completing 3-4 years of undergraduate study. Drs. Will & Tammy attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. The school was founded by D.D. Palmer. 


In a lawsuit, Wilk vs. the American Medical Association (AMA), which lasted from 1976 – 1990, a group of chiropractors sued the American Medical Association for creating prejudice against the chiropractic profession. 

The chiropractors won. 

The final judgment read, in part, “the American Medical Association (AMA) and its members participated in a conspiracy against chiropractors in violation of the nation’s antitrust laws.” Some of the AMA’s violations included publishing propaganda against chiropractic and implementing an anti-chiropractic program aimed at medical students, medical societies, and the American public. 

Maybe you’ve heard some outdated misinformation about chiropractic – it likely originated from the AMA’s anti-chiropractic campaign decades ago. 


All 32 NFL and all 30 NBA teams have their own chiropractor to boost performance, maintain wellness, and treat musculoskeletal strain and injury. Elite athletes know how chiropractic helps them achieve peak performance!


Chiropractic is incredibly safe and effective! Malpractice insurance rates for chiropractors are a small fraction when compared of those for doctors who use pharmaceutical & surgical interventions. Chiropractic patients report a high level of satisfaction with their chiropractic care!

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