Chiropractic care and the evolution to mainstream healthcare practice

Chiropractic care and the evolution to mainstream healthcare practice



Whether you’re a regular visitor to your chiropractor or are still skeptical about chiropractic treatment’s benefits, it’s always good to do your research.

Chiropractic healthcare is a form of alternative healthcare that focuses on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders, primarily through manual spine adjustments. Its history dates to the late 19th century in the United States. The history of chiropractic healthcare reflects its journey from a fringe practice to a more recognized and integrated part of healthcare in some regions.

Over time, chiropractic care evolved, incorporating various techniques and diagnostic tools. Chiropractors began gaining acceptance and recognition within the healthcare community, especially for managing certain musculoskeletal conditions, such as back and neck pain.

Chiropractors formed professional organizations to promote and legitimize the profession, including The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) in 1922 and the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) in 1926.

The United States established chiropractic education and licensing processes to ensure standardized training and credentialing.

Today, chiropractic care has become more integrated into mainstream healthcare in some countries, with chiropractors often collaborating with medical doctors and other healthcare providers.

The effectiveness of chiropractic treatment can vary depending on the specific condition, the individual patient, and the chiropractor’s skill and approach. Choosing a qualified and reputable chiropractor who follows evidence-based practices and considers your overall health and medical history when providing care is essential.


By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit