Chiropractic was born in USA in 1895. David Daniel Palmer realized the first vertebral specific adjustment to a Butler local (Harvey Lillard) who lost the hearing after an accident.
He checked his spine, and saw that a vertebra was misaligned and he corrected it and his hearing improved… His son, Bartlett Joshua Palmer helped to expand the chiropractics principles during the 20th century. His father funded the Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1897, that which was the first chiropractic. Now, 50 chiropractic school exist all around the world. (US, UK, Australia, France, Danmark, Brazil, Spain, etc…)


Chiropractic is the health profession that addresses the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of alterations in the musculo-skeletal system, and the effects that these disorders produce in the nervous system and general health.

It places special emphasis in the inherent capacity of the organism to heal itself and the predominance of the nervous system, in relation to the other systems, in controlling homestasis of the human body. The treatment is fundamentally manual, with the unifying characteristic of the profession being the specific manual vertebral adjustment although many other techniques are available to accommodate different people and different conditions. Traditionally, Chiropractic attends to the detection, analysis, and correction of the chiropractic subluxation or vertebral subluxation complex.


The goal of chiropractic is to stop the degenerative process of the spine caused by vertebral subluxations. In a first step, the subluxation cause a spinal loss of motion before generating significant disorders on spinal discs and joints. In other words, vertebral subluxations are responsible for premature aging of your spine . The chiropractic adjustment is characterized by a specific thrust applied to the vertebra in order to restore mobility and eliminate nerve interference.

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The Vertebral Subluxation Complex is the term applied to a vertebra which has lost its normal position and/or motion in relation to neighboring vertebrae. Vertebrae which do not function properly within the spinal framework generates mechanical stress. Because of the direct mechanical and physiological relationship between the spinal column and the spinal nerve roots, the vertebral subluxations as well as other spinal abnormalities have the potential to impair proper nerve functioning. Once nerve functioning is compromised, communication within the body becomes less effective jeopardizing the overall health and wellness of the individual.

  • Bad posture

  • Falls

  • Accidents

  • Pregnancy or difficult birth

  • Traumatic birth

  • Repetitive motion

subluxacion vertical quiropráctico medellin Atlas
subluxacion vertical quiropráctico medellin Atlas

Generally, the lack of movement of a vertebral bone is due to a vertebral subluxation. Chiropractor will analyze, detect and correct the vertebral subluxations in order to restore mobility and nerve function.

The vertebral subluxation is the disfunction of the movement of one vertebra. It s going to generate pathologic changes in the nerves, muscles, ligaments, vascular and connective tissues.

The vertebral subluxation is a lesion or dysfunction in a joint or motion segment in which alignment, movement integrity and/or physiological function are altered, although contact between joint surfaces remains intact.

subluxacion vertical quiropráctico medellin Atlas
subluxacion vertical quiropráctico medellin Atlas


  • Premature aging of the spine.

  • Increased degeneration and deformation of the spine, associated to more frequent and severe symptoms.

  • Deviation of the spine.

  • Loss of mobility of the spine.

  • Musculoskeletal alteration.

  • Peripheral nervous system disorders: sensitive or motor disorders.

  • Possible organical disorders.