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Dr. Rick's Monthly Question

June 2000


What symptoms did the first Chiropractic patient have?


The first chiropractic patient didn't have neck or lower back pain...he was deaf! Daniel David Palmer, the founder of Chiropractic, specifically adjusted a misaligned vertebrae in Harvey Lillard's spine, restoring Harvey's hearing that had been lost 17 years earlier when he exerted himself in a cramped, stooping position, felt something give in his back and immediately became deaf. -- Chiropractic - An Illustrated History, p. 71.

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Dr. Rick Allen is a chiropractor, massage therapist and dance student who is located in Trout Lake Washington. Dr. Rick welcomes your questions and suggestions for future articles. However, he cannot make specific diagnoses or treatment recommendations unless you visit him in person. He can be reached by phone at 509-395-0024 in Trout Lake email or on the World Wide Web: www.CascadeWellnessClinic.com

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