History of Chiropractic Care
For those new to Chiropractic, we have provided a short history about the science.
If you have never visited a chiropractor before, please
Contact Us, and we will be glad to explain how modern Chiropractic addresses
a wide range of diseases in a gentle and non-surgical manner.
Chiropractic was first discovered in 1895 by D.D. Palmer. The first Chiropractic patient was a deaf man by the name of Harvey Lillard. Mr. Lillard, a janitor, had explained to D.D. Plamer that 17 years earlier, he had been in a stooped-over position picking something up, and heard a “pop” in his neck. Mr. Lillard could not even hear a horse carriage clattering down a cobblestone street.
Mr. Palmer, after palpating and finding a large “bump”, persuaded Mr. Lillard to allow him to “rack his bone back into position.” D.D. Palmer theorized that if he could put the bone back into place, Mr. Lillard’s hearing would return. After one adjustment and two days of rest, Mr. Lillard could again hear the ticking of a clock. D.D. Palmer had thought he had found the cure for deafness. What he had discovered was the miracle of unlocking the Vertebral Subluxation.
Years later, B.J. Palmer, D.D. Palmer’s son, became known as the “Developer of Chiropractic.” During the years 1935-1951 B.J. Palmer did extensive research, unraveling the mysteries of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. This Vertebral Subluxation is found primarily at the C1-C2 level.
B.J. Palmer wrote over 40 volumes of books, developed hundreds of adjusting techniques, was the first person to x-ray a spine, and along with Dossa Evans, developed the first Chiropractic instrument that is still in use today. Simply put, B.J. Palmer was dissatisfied with average results. His life was dedicated to the pursuit of the SPECIFIC.
Today, Ewer Specific Chiropractic offers a wide range of services for adults,
children, and the elderly,-- for everyone! Our mission is to help you and your
family stay on the road to optimal health.
Chiropractic has been known for generations as a great treatment for neck pain
and back pain, but did you know your chiropractor has treatment methodologies
for stress management, to help you quit smoking, to relieve migraines and
headaches, to improve fatigue and irritability, and so much more. From Trigger
Point Massage to the use of therapeutic lasers (able to aid with conditions as diverse
as acne, bursitis, tendonitis, and TMJ), Chiropractic has entered the 21st
If it’s time you learned more about the benefits of Chiropractic,
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Our Service Area
Our office is located in Oakley Park Plaza in Greensburg PA, convenient to
Westmoreland Mall. Many of our clients come from Greensburg, Latrobe,
Ligonier, Irwin, Jeannette, New Alexandria, Mount Pleasant and throughout
We also have clients that come from greater distances
Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Blairsville, Indiana,
Connellsville, Uniontown, Smithton, Belle Vernon, Washington, Monessen, Beaver
Falls, Butler, Cranberry, Monroeville, and throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.
We even have clients who travel all the way from Ohio, West Virginia, and
Maryland for specific chiropractic