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.

Chiropractic education requires a 6-7 year university career (5,500 teaching hours) in 40 universities around the world. Therefore, Chiropractic should not be confused with quiromassages or quiropraxia, which do not require such a higher degree. In Spain, since 2007, the specialty of Doctor of Chiropractic can already be studied at the Royal University Center Maria Cristina Escorial with a master's degree in Chiropractic (official title of the Complutense University of Madrid and since 2009 at the Barcelona College of Chiropractic (BCC) with a master's degree in Chiropractic (degree from Pompeu Fabra University).

... And The Chiropractic Center

On his return from California, and having previously worked professionally in Paris and Rome, Alain Chiappinelli, Doctor of Chiropractic, opened the first Chiropractic Center in Sitges during the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992.

The center was very well received by the public and he decided to open a second center in Barcelona in 1995.

Today, together with his team of chiropractors who have all trained in the USA, Spain and France, Alain Chiappinelli, Doctor of Chiropractic, 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 Center 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.

Alain Chiappinelli, Doctor of Chiropractic, and his team belong to the Spanish Chiropractic Association (AEQ), recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Health, responsible for the organization of this profession in Spain.

Taking care of your back, body and nervous system through chiropractic involves a much healthier life and optimal health.

Interviews, Articles ... Alain Chiappinelli, doctor of Chiropractic, and the Chiropractic Centres in Sitges and Barcelona in the Press.
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I suffer sciatica. The doctors tell me that it is caused by a herniated disc and I need surgery. Can Chiropractic treatment help?

Unfortunately, the success rate of these operations is low. And while there is always a doctor willing to operate, once the operation is done there is no turning back.