Many individuals are not aware that chiropractic is one of the most ancient techniques of health care that has continued to be used unbroken throughout today’s world. It has been continuously enhanced, developed and tailored for centuries. Despite having been the topic of misinformation and doubts, it is also a extremely regarded branch of health science. Over the last hundred years, chiropractic has acquired higher academic support through research and study, and the advantages of an efficient and holistic approach to health care have been demonstrated.

At Upward Shift Chiropractic, we are pleased to offer a brief look at the history of chiropractic methodology, philosophy and practice. We hope this sheds some light on the benefits it has to offer our Naples community.

The long history of chiropractic

A brief history of chiropractic care

Chiropractic care has been around and in use for well over 100 years. Its first (arguably) great leap forward as an accepted science, however, took place in the late 19th century. In 1895, Dr. D.D. Palmer became the first person to formally define spinal misalignment, or vertebral subluxation, in scientific terms. He was also the first person to diagnose a patient with the condition and the first to deliver a chiropractic adjustment to correct the condition. Dr. Palmer recognized the significance of spinal pressure on the nerves from such a misalignment.

In the decades that followed, Dr. Palmer’s son and daughter-in-law continued to advance his studies, which eventually resulted in establishing the Palmer School of Chiropractic. This school went on to become a leading research institute for holistic approaches to health care and for a scientific approach to chiropractic care.

Later advancements

Since the Palmer college was established, several other such institutes have opened around the globe. each of those, in its own means, has advanced the science more. New strategies, philosophies, approaches and techniques are developed each day. New advancements in technology improve the effectiveness of diagnosing and caring for spinal subluxation. chiropractic continues to grow in leaps and bounds, and innumerous individuals have directly experienced  the advantages to whole-body health it has to offer.

Diagnostic imaging at Upward Shift Chiropractic in Naples

Benefits of Chiropractic

Countless advantages to chiropractic adjustments have been identified. These advantages can apply to anyone who seeks a noninvasive and holistic approach to health and wellness. Regardless of your age or current health status, you can benefit from neurologically based and science-backed approaches to whole body health. 

Your chiropractor will help you to control pain and discomfort while also improving your flexibility, posture, mobility and strength. You’ll have improved resistance to illness and can address a range of ailments. Dr. Jade Stevens and Dr. Daniel Taylor at Upward Shift in Naples, FL can help with these issues and many more: 

  • Neck, back and shoulder pain.
  • Headaches.
  • Balance and posture issues.
  • Mobility, flexibility and range-of-motion problems.
  • Joint pain.
  • Traumatic injury.
  • Repetitive motion injury.
  • Depression and mood swings.
  • Fatigue and low energy.
  • Reduced strength or numbness in the extremities.

 You don’t need to live with any of these problems or any other spinal subluxation-created issues. Chiropractic is an answer to your issues which is trusted, scientifically-based, drug-free and non-invasive. Drs. Jade and Dan and the entire staff here are dedicated to helping you achieve health and happiness in your life and improving your overall well-being.

 We are fully prepared to help your body operate at peak performance, from caring for chronic pain to offering the best in preventive health measures. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and assessment and follow the path to wellness.



Upward Shift Chiropractic encourages you to come in for a consultation to see how we can help improve your health and happiness.