History of Chiropractic Care

Douglas County Chiropractic Care

When you need the best Chiropractic Care in West Georgia, Metro Atlanta, Douglas County, Douglasville, or anywhere else in Georgia, people trust Planet Chiropractic!

I was in a lot of pain my first time going in…pretty much begging for help. I have only been 5 or 6 times, but it has really helped me so far. I still have a long journey to go, but thanks for helping me, and thanks for caring about me!

~ Melanie Gaither Cain

The History of Chiropractic Care Is Important to Us

Planet Chiropractic remains committed to paying forward the benefits of chiropractic care to this generation, and the next generation. We view our role this way largely because of the manner in which chiropractic care has been passed along to us. We respect and honor the historical significance of chiropractic practice, and we are grateful for all the good that it has brought to our world. To physically prove our respect for the history of chiropractic care, we have an entire wall dedicated to honoring the pioneers of Global and American chiropractic care.

"At Planet Chiropractic, we feel that staying connected to the grand history of chiropractic care is what keeps our practices grounded firmly in reliable, proven chiropractic methods. We also believe that staying connected to our professional chiropractic past is what helps prepare Planet Chiropractic and our client base for the future of chiropractic care."

From “Spinal Manipulation” to Advanced Modern Chiropractic Care

In the United States, the practice of spinal manipulation began gaining momentum in the late nineteenth century. In 1895, Daniel David Palmer started what became known as the chiropractic care profession in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer was well-versed in the medical journals of his time and had a great knowledge of the developments that were occurring throughout the world regarding anatomy and physiology. In 1897, Daniel David Palmer founded the Palmer School of Chiropractic, which has continued to be one of the most prominent chiropractic colleges in the nation.

Professional Recognition and 20th Century Advancements

Throughout the twentieth century, doctors of chiropractic care became more and more respected as medical professionals and eventually gained legal recognition in all fifty states. A continuing recognition and respect for chiropractic care in the United States has led to growing support for chiropractic care all over the world. The research that has emerged from the United States, as well as other countries, has yielded very influential results regarding new and improved chiropractic care practices. These improvements have changed, shaped and molded the success rates, the legitimacy, and the public perceptions of chiropractic care as a viable and important advent in total patient care.

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Structural Care

One of the core philosophies of chiropractic care is that your body is constantly seeking a natural balance.

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Auto Accidents

The jarring effects of car accidents can cause major pain and discomfort, as well as many long term structural issues.

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Sports Injuries

More and more athletes are discovering the virtues of consistent chiropractic care to actually improve their athletic performance

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Respecting the Contributions of Dr. Sid Williams - Life University

Planet Chiropractic would especially like to remember the lasting impact that Dr. Sid Williams, the founder of Life University, had on the Chiropractic field. Around 60 years ago, certain members of the medical community were working hard to discredit the entire field of chiropractic care. They had a specific agenda, which was written down and distributed. This agenda was to eradicate the chiropractic care profession. Because of this campaign, the reputation of chiropractic care took a major hit. It was at this pivotal moment that Dr. Sid helped start a movement. His movement became so big that the Life University was born out of it. Many believe that the profession survived because of his tireless effort. He's remembered today as the defender of modern Chiropractors.

Moving Into the Bright Future of Chiropractic Care

Today, many Doctors of chiropractic care have become honorary ambassadors for the fields of non-invasive patient care. These patrons work hard in promoting scientifically-based approaches to a variety of alignment-induced ailments. A continuing dedication to chiropractic research and methodology will surely lead to even more discoveries that will aid in preventing and combating spinal alignment-based disorders in future years. Planet Chiropractic is committed to providing West Georgia, Metro Atlanta, Douglas County, and all the West Atlanta community with a full range of premier chiropractic services and wellness educational opportunities. We are your #1 source for Douglas County chiropractic care.