WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is a relatively young and unknown health science in Spain. The word ‘Chiropractic’ comes from the Greek ‘cheir’ (hand) and ‘praktikos’ (practice with the hands).
Chiropractic was developed by DD Palmer in 1895 in the USA. The first school was opened in 1898 in Iowa, USA. Nowadays, chiropractic is studied as a higher level university degree in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Graduates in North America obtain the title Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). In the same year that chiropractic was developed, x-rays were discovered when a German Dr. Röntgen accidentally photographed his wife’s hand. This discovery revolutionised medical science and helped with the scientific development of chiropractic.