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Hawthorn Woods Chiropractor | Hawthorn Woods chiropractic care | IL | History

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Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047

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NUCCA History

Two chiropractors from Michigan, Dr. Ralph R. Gregory and Dr. John Grostic Sr., in 1941 worked together in developing a more accurate method of restoring and rebalancing the body by correcting a misalignment in the upper cervical spine.

Dr. Ralph Gregory, a gifted healer and visionary, formed the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA), a fraternal organization on April 16, 1966. His lifetime work was the relationship between the upper cervical spine (neck) and its profound influence on the central nervous system and the brain stem function. He also established The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research Association (NUCCRA)in 1971, now known as Upper Cervical Research Foundation (UCRF).

Chiropractic History

History.jpg Did you know that chiropractic dates back to the time of Hippocrates? He believed that if the spine was misaligned, it greatly contributed to the health of an individual.

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.

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