If you were to ask two people off the street when they think the Chiropractic profession began their answers would be far from the truth. The story starts with a spine! History of Spinal Cord Medicine by Dr. Ibrahim M. Eltorai states that the very first interest in spinal cord wellness was back in 3000 to 2500 BCE , an Egyptian physician named Imhotep describes an injury of the spinal cord, and suggested rest and support.
Secondly, ancient Rome, first century CE, Celsus’s treatise, De Medicina, he discusses spinal cord injury for Roman warriors who had lost mobility due to an injured spine, he recommends Hippocrates’ method of traction for vertebral dislocations. All the way down into the 19th century the chiropractic profession had progressed drastically! Sir Astley Cooper describes how to mange cauda equina lesions, as well as fractures and dislocations of the spine resulting in paralysis.