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Did you ever wonder how Chiropractic got its start? Today, marks the 123rd birthday of the Chiropractic profession! Chiropractic care began on September 18th, 1895 in Davenport, Iowa when D.D. Palmer delivered the first chiropractic adjustment to Harvey Lillard.


Harvey Lillard, a janitor, had lost his hearing many years earlier when he bent down and felt a ‘pop’ in his back. After an examination, Palmer found a misalignment in Harvey’s spine and adjusted it. A few hours later, Harvey’s hearing was restored and the chiropractic care profession was born.

Palmer developed the theory that misalignment of the bones in the body was the basic underlying cause of all "dis-ease" and the majority of these mis-alignments were in the spinal column. In 1897 he opened the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport and started teaching his techniques. Palmer sold the school to his son, B. J. Palmer. B. J. greatly expanded the school and the general knowledge of chiropractic. Palmer moved west, opening several new schools in Oklahoma, California, and Oregon. (Source)

Today, Chiropractic care is one of the largest non-medical healing profession in North America.


The body was designed perfectly. Every pump of the heart, every breath of life is a miraculous symphony of purpose and evolution. Scientist and researchers have barely scractched the surface of exactly why and how the body operates. Think of all the diseases and afflictions that we have not yet been able to eradicate from the world through "conventional" methods.

Chiropractors are different from medical doctors because they DO NOT prescribe drugs. Instead, true chiropractors stand firm on the belief that the body is designed perfectly, and has the innate ability to heal itself as long as any other interferences (subluxations) are removed. So, they remove the interferences!


The spine is like an electrical box to our bodies, and our nervous system operates from it. When something is kinked or not connected properly, it won't turn on. It won't function the way it was designed to.

Chiropractors are experts in the spine and nervous system. A good chiropractor will be able to explain your symptoms and tell you WHY you are experiencing them - not prescribe medicine to mask the symptoms. Regular adjustments, supported by physiotherapy and other follow up from your Chiropractic Doctor allow your body to restore its normal joint and nerve function.

Many common symptoms including back pain, headaches, neck pain, and sciatica can be eliminated... the list goes on and on. And the relief experienced isn't limited to the back and neck. There are documented cases of chiropractic "miracles" happening all over the body all the time. We experience them every day in our office. Remember Harvey Lillard?

A Chiropractic Adjustment is an effective treatment that is performed over 1 MILLION TIMES every business day in the U.S. Many who have experienced the miracles of Chiropractic become advocates for the profession and help friends and family members find relief and healing that they never thought possible.

Chiropractic changes lives.

The Staff of Restoration Chiropractic are so honored to be part of this incredible profession. We know that Chiropractic can truly Restore Hope, Restore Health, and Restore Life. It is part of our mission to provide this to the world.

The science is here for the taking. We invite you to act now and see how Chiropractic can change you and the lives of those you care about, by accepting our New Patient Special. Let's Celebrate YOUR next birthday even happier and healthier than ever!


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