The history of Chiropractic and academic studies
Chiropractic is currently the third most important health profession in the world, and it has been recognized as a health profession for over a century in the United States.
Chiropractic originated in 1895 when David D. Palmer developed a therapy based on spinal adjustments to correct the misalignment of the spine, which he considered an important source of pathology.
This method of treatment was discovered by chance when Palmer examined an employee with back problems who also suffered from deafness. The man was an employee in Palmer’s building. He had lost his hearing 17 years earlier after feeling a snap in his back when he was bending over.
On examination of the employee’s back, Palmer detected a misaligned vertebrae in the cervical area. Using an adjustment technique, Palmer manipulated the vertebra back into its normal position. Following the procedure, the patient’s hearing returned.
Shortly after this, Palmer had a patient who presented with heart problems. Palmer deduced that if he examined the vertebra linked to the heart, it could be possible to improve the heart condition.
Palmer completed a spinal adjustment, and this was immediately effective in improving the patient’s heart problem.
The success of these first two adjustments as well as the amazing speed at which the patients saw improvements in their condition resulted in a number of scientific studies into Palmer’s work being conducted in the USA.
The results of this research caused news to spread of a new science, which is based on the relationship between the spine, the nervous system, the joints and holistic health and well-being.
Currently, there are twenty-seven faculties of Chiropractic at universities worldwide, including fifteen in the USA, two in Canada, two in Australia and eight in Europe (two in France, one in Denmark, three in the UK and two in Spain).
Since 2007 it has been possible to study the specialty of Chiropractic in Spain at the Royal University Centre Escorial Maria Cristina, which leads to a degree awarded by the University Complutense of Madrid. Since 2009, it has also been available in Barcelona.
... And The Chiropractic Centre
On his return from California, and having previously worked professionally in Paris and Rome, Dr. Chiappinelli opened the first Chiropractic Centre in Sitges during the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992.
The centre was very well received by the public and he decided to open a second centre in Barcelona in 1995.
Today, together with his team of chiropractors and medics who have all trained in the USA, Spain and France, Dr. Chiappinelli continues to successfully treat all kinds of pain related to the spine, the nervous system and joints, and helps his patients achieve their optimum health.
All of the doctors at the Chiropractic Centre regularly participate in international chiropractic seminars and conferences in order to stay at the cutting edge of global developments. And at a national level, they continue to be leaders in their field in Spain.
Dr. Chiappinelli and his team belong to the Spanish Chiropractic Association (ECA), responsible for the organization of this profession in Spain and recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Health.