Chiropractic under other names and various techniques has been practiced for many centuries by every culture. Its modern day incarnation was founded in 1895 by a Canadian man living in Davenport, Iowa. Since then, modern day ‘bone setting’ has evolved into a formal profession. Chiropractors must now qualify for a formal national exam at an accredited institution with background in anatomy, pathology, biochemistry, microbiology and x ray, among many other qualifications. This is obtained after many years of study.
While chiropractic is most widely known for assisting recovery from neck and back pain, chiropractors are trained to adjust every joint in the body. Chiropractors are trained to treat and adjust ankles, knees, fingers, wrists; and even jaws for relief from TMJ.