The First Adjustment

Taking a step back in time, the discoverer of chiropractic was DD Palmer, a magnetic healer at the time who was trying to understand how healing really took place in the body. The question he had was simple: why did some people he treat get better, and why did some not? Why did one person in a house get sick, when all of the family had been exposed to the germs, the supposed revolutionary cause of disease at the time? He figured out that something must be different about those that got sick, and that it might change when they got well.

It was about this time (September 18th, 1895 to be exact) that he met a janitor named Harvey Lillard. Harvey could not hear DD walking by, so DD got his attention and got his story. 17 years prior Harvey had stooped over, felt a pop in his neck and immediately went deaf in one ear. Since that day he could not hear out of the one ear. DD asked if he could analyze Harvey to see if he could help, and upon looking at his neck and back saw that there was a lump, a bone out of place. DD figured this could be the cause and that if the bone was moved back, Harvey’s hearing might be restored. It was in that moment the first adjustment was given! Afterward, Harvey regained his hearing and DD rejoiced that he had found the cause of deafness! It wasn’t long after that DD adjusted many people who were deaf and only a few regained their hearing, but discovered that others were healed from other maladies instead. DD drove himself back into studying the body and made the connection that the nerve system controls everything and proposed that these spinal misalignments must be interfering with its function! Thus, chiropractic was born as a natural way for humanity to regain health and vitality by removing interference to the God-given potential within!

Imagine the joy, the excitement, the fervor of these first pioneers; that you knew something that could change the world, save lives, improve humanity, and that no one else knew or understood it! Not much has changed these last 118 years. Sure, we have advanced science that proves the importance of the nerve system and that subluxation (those spinal bones out of place) decreases human performance, function and potential; but the world still has so many people who need to know the truth. That is where you come in. I want to invite you to share the miracle of chiropractic with the people most important in your life. If you have experienced healing in your life after getting adjusted, let me know! I love hearing testimonials and sharing them with others. If you think that this is something important, that others need to know that life can be better, tell them your story and how chiropractic has made a difference!

I want to invite you to share the miracle of chiropractic with the people most important in your life. If you have experienced healing in your life after getting adjusted, let me know! I love hearing testimonials and sharing them with others. If you think that this is something important, that others need to know that life can be better, tell them your story and how chiropractic has made a difference!

-Dr. Will

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