The modern day school of chiropractic dates back to 1895, when Dr. Daniel Palmer adjusted a man that had lost his hearing 17 years prior. The story goes that prior to losing his hearing the man had heard something pop in his back. Upon the adjustment of the man's misaligned vertebrae his hearing greatly improved.
While the medical community criticized this new technique for healing the body, the people who followed in these footsteps found an amazing new way of dealing with illness and disease. Dr. Palmer's theories are still discussed in the chiropractic industry today. Without this man's input into medicine in a time where he was greatly discredited, the millions of people today who enjoy the life changing benefits may never have had this opportunity. There is still a school named after Dr. Daniel Palmer as well as over 20 schools and thousands of chiropractic students across the country.
As Chiropractic evolved, Dr. Palmer's son, Dr. B.J. Palmer, discovered that there were some unique and important improvements to patients' health problems when the upper cervical spine was very precisely adjusted. Two chiropractors in particular, Dr. John Grostic and Dr. Ralph Gregory took this work to a whole new level. Dr. Gregory went on to for the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). The NUCCA organization continues to refine and improve upon the foundation laid by Dr. Gregory to serve humanity by restoring health to many thousands every year.