Chiropractic was founded in 1895, in the USA, by Daniel David Palmer. It is based upon the understanding that good health is dependent upon a normally functioning nervous system, especially the spine and nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body.
There are hundreds of ways of using carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore these subluxated (‘stuck’ or fixated) joints. This may require a quick thrust by hand, or in other instances a slow, constant pressure. Sometimes, only one area of the spine is adjusted, and other times the entire body may require attention.