History

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Manual manipulation of the spine and other joints in the body have been around for a long time. Ancient writings from China and Greece dating between 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mention spinal manipulation and the maneuvering of the lower extremities to ease low back pain. In fact, Hippocrates, the famous Greek physician who lived from 460 to 357 B.C., published a text detailing the importance of manual manipulation. In one of his writings he declares, "Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases." Evidence of manual manipulation of the body has been found among the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Babylon, Syria, Japan, the Incas, Mayans, and Native Americans.

The official beginning of the chiropractic profession dates back to 1895 when Daniel David Palmer restored the hearing of Harvey Lillard by manually adjusting his neck and something told him that he was on to something good. Two years later, in 1897, Dr. Palmer went on to begin the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, which continues to train doctors of chiropractic to this day.

Throughout the twentieth century, the profession of chiropractic has gained considerable recognition and scientific support. Research studies that have clearly demonstrated the value of chiropractic care in reducing health care costs, improving recovery rates and increasing patient satisfaction. In fact, one very large study conducted in Canada, the 1993 Manga Study, concluded that chiropractic care would save hundreds of millions of dollars annually in work disability payments and direct health care costs. Several major studies conducted by the U.S. Government, the Rand Corporation and others, have all demonstrated the incredible value of chiropractic care.

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Monday:

7:30 am-9:00 am

11:00 am-11:45 am

3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

3:30 pm-6:15 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-9:00 am

11:00 am-11:45 am

3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-9:00 am

11:00 am-11:45 am

3:30 pm-6:15 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. McKelvey has been great throughout my entire time going to his practice. Very informative, no sugar coating and has provided me with a great wellness plan. I've NEVER been to a chiropractor who is this thorough and genuine. Front desk staff is just amazing! The ladies are super friendly and helpful. So far I am very happy with my experience, and I am feeling 10x better after several visits, which is great since I spent months trying alternative options for back pain and experienced no relief. I look forward to continuing my health wellness plan with Dr. McKelvey to improve and maintain my overall well-being!"
    K. Chelten
  • "Optimal Health Chiropractic is a very good investment to the health of citizens in Beaufort County. It is amazing how much better I feel on a daily basis because of the adjustments received. Dr. McKelvey and staff are professional and knowledgeable about the treatment they provide, and serious about each ensuring each patient receives the best care possible."
    D. Mack